OARS Celebrates Black History Month

To honor and reflect upon Black History Month, the Office of Academic and Research Safety proudly commemorates the invaluable contributions of Black scientists who have profoundly impacted the realms of academia, research, and innovation. From the groundbreaking agricultural discoveries of George Washington Carver to the pioneering synthetic chemistry advancements of Percy L. Julian, and the seminal marine biology work of Ernest Everett Just, their achievements resonate across disciplines. Additionally, the groundbreaking medical breakthroughs of Charles R. Drew in blood transfusion science, the remarkable mathematical calculations of Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan crucial to NASA’s space missions, and the trailblazing space exploration of Mae C. Jemison, alongside the extraordinary contributions of Mary Jackson, all stand as beacons of inspiration and testament to the brilliance, resilience, and perseverance of Black scientists throughout history. As we reflect on their legacies, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia and research, ensuring that their stories continue to inspire and empower future generations of scientists worldwide.

Happy Black History Month!