The Institute of Black Invention & Technology

The Institute of Black Invention & Technology TIBIT’s traveling museum programs and resources are designed to help bridge the gap in America’s history by informing and making you aware of the contributions of African American inventors and innovators.

Meet one of the newest graduates of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be starting her Family Med...
07/10/2019
Meet 24-Year Old Dr. Ashley Roxanne, the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor Ever

Meet one of the newest graduates of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be starting her Family Medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA in July 2019. She may actually be the youngest Black Osteopathic doctor ever, in modern history!

https://www.blacknews.com/news/24-year-old-ashley-roxanne-youngest-black-osteopathic-doctor/

Dr. Ashley Roxanne Peterson is just 24-years old and a medical doctor after starting medical school at 19-years old.

“Dr. Doresa A. Jennings recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter that has already made its minimum US $2,000 and is...
07/09/2019
Well Respected Educator Dr. Doresa A. Jennings Launches STEAM Book Series For Middle Grade Students

“Dr. Doresa A. Jennings recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter that has already made its minimum US $2,000 and is encouraged to see an increase in pledges for the remaining period of the campaign. The STEAM Chasers is a book series that follows six characters (Shar, Terrence, Ebony, Akiya, Marcus, and Chase) as they learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) as they discover contributions that Black Americans have made to our everyday lives through the STEAM fields.”

https://www.blacknewsscoop.com/2019/06/black-educator-launches-steam-book.html?m=1

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Joshua Esnard pitched The Cut Buddy, an innovative solution for beard and hair grooming, on Season 9 of ABC’s Shark Ta...
07/08/2019
His Invention, 'The Cut Buddy,' Keep Edges Looking So Sharp, Daymond John Just Invested In It - Black Enterprise

Joshua Esnard pitched The Cut Buddy, an innovative solution for beard and hair grooming, on Season 9 of ABC’s Shark Tank. Daymond John because an investor and you can now buy The Cut Buddy online and in stores!

https://www.blackenterprise.com/joshua-esnard-pitches-cut-buddy-abcs-shark-tank/#.Wocn0rBwpDo.facebook

Cut Buddy CEO and BE Modern Man Joshua Esnard pitched his unique grooming tool on ABC's Shark Tank, and got a deal with Daymond John. He shares his story.

“At the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 45th Annual Convention held in Detroit, General Motors’ Arvin ...
07/07/2019
Arvin Jones Accepts 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award - Black Enterprise

“At the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 45th Annual Convention held in Detroit, General Motors’ Arvin Jones received the 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award. The manufacturing executive director for Propulsion Systems and Casting Operations was able to retire from GM after 42 years of dedicated service.

During his time at the company, Jones has held a diverse array of work experiences that include industrial engineering, assistant plant manager at several locations, manufacturing manager, executive director; an interestingly enough, sales marketing and strategic planning. His first international assignment started in England for three years as a director of vehicle assembly with approximately 9,000 people under his control.

“I want to be known as a person who knew when to lead and when to be led. I want to be known as one that continually tried to learn, and I want to be known as someone who listened and had a passion for the business,” Jones stated while reflecting upon his legacy.”

https://www.blackenterprise.com/arvin-jones-accepts-2019-nsbe-lifetime-achievement-in-industry-award/

At the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 45th Annual Convention held in Detroit, General Motors' Arvin Jones received the 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award. The manufacturing executive director for Propulsion Systems and Casting Operations was able to retire from GM after ...

“In the time of slavery in Colombia, hair braiding was used to relay messages. For example, to signal that they wanted...
06/23/2019
Afro-Colombian women braid messages of freedom in hairstyles

“In the time of slavery in Colombia, hair braiding was used to relay messages. For example, to signal that they wanted to escape, women would braid a hairstyle called departes. “It had thick, tight braids, braided closely to the scalp and was tied into buns on the top,” Asprilla Garcia says.”

“”And another style had curved braids, tightly braided on their heads. The curved braids would represent the roads they would [use to] escape,” Asprilla Garcia says. “In the braids, they also kept gold and hid seeds which, in the long run, helped them survive after they escaped.””

Afro-Colombian woman demonstrates hair-braiding traditions during the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival.

Robert Smith has launched a program dubbed InternX that will see students of colour bagging paid internships in STEM fie...
06/22/2019
Billionaire who cleared student loans begins paid internship for needy students

Robert Smith has launched a program dubbed InternX that will see students of colour bagging paid internships in STEM fields. 👏🏾

A kind billionaire who settled student debts for university graduands has now started an internship program for underprivileged students. Robert Smith has launched a program dubbed InternX that targets students of coulour.

General Motors is targeting its new lineup of crossover Chevy Blazers to a younger, more diverse consumer market. Helpin...
06/21/2019
General Motors Gives the Iconic Chevy Blazer a Reboot with Help from This Young, Black Aerodynamics Engineer - Black Enterprise

General Motors is targeting its new lineup of crossover Chevy Blazers to a younger, more diverse consumer market. Helping to lead that effort is someone who fits that demographic: Charles Muse —a 28-year-old aerodynamics engineer at General Motors!

https://www.blackenterprise.com/general-motors-chevy-blazer-reboot-young-black-aerodynamics-engineer/

Chevy is rebooting the Blazer and helping in that effort is this black, 28-year-old aerodynamics engineer at General Motors.

TeenVogue did a fantastic job explaining the meaning behind today’s #Juneteenth celebrations.
06/19/2019
Why We Should All Be Celebrating Juneteenth

TeenVogue did a fantastic job explaining the meaning behind today’s #Juneteenth celebrations.

Juneteenth isn’t the "other" Independence Day, it is THE Independence Day.

Blended Designs is a 100% black-owned family business based in Jacksonville, Florida. BD began in 2014 as a way for the ...
06/15/2019
Meet the mom empowering kids with her line of backpacks

Blended Designs is a 100% black-owned family business based in Jacksonville, Florida. BD began in 2014 as a way for the founder, Casey, to create and sell products with a positive message that encourage self-love.

The company strives to provide gear to students that encourages them to be their best by producing bags, totes, and organizational tools with fun characters representing a broad range of skin tones.

Check out the video in the link. The company website is in the comments.

https://www.today.com/video/meet-the-mom-empowering-kids-with-her-line-of-backpacks-61831237936

TODAY contributor Jill Martin shares the story of Casey Kelley, whose successful line of kids’ backpacks is making waves for spreading diversity and inclusivity. Kelley says the idea blossomed from a simple request from her son.

NASA honored the three "hidden figures" who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit t...
06/15/2019
NASA honors 'hidden figures' who helped John Glenn orbit the Earth

NASA honored the three "hidden figures" who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth by renaming the street in front of NASA's Washington headquarters Hidden Figures Way.

NASA renamed the street in front of their Washington headquarters Hidden Figures Way in honor of the three African American women who helped John Glenn orbit the Earth.

Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical...
06/13/2019
Cataract treatment inventor Dr. Patricia Bath dies at 76

Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76.

Read more about her achievements in the article.

Bath was concerned by epidemic levels of blindness from preventable causes among under-served communities in the U.S. and overseas.

Great-Granddaughter Of 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson Scores Perfect Score On Math SOL Test
06/06/2019
Great-Granddaughter Of 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson Scores Perfect Score On Math SOL Test

Great-Granddaughter Of 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson Scores Perfect Score On Math SOL Test

Photo credit: The Daily Press Newspaper Newport News, Virginia third grader, Na Kia Boykin recently scored a perfect score of 600 on her Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) test. Turns out, her love for math and science runs in her family as she is the great-granddaughter of pioneering NASA math...

Our heartfelt condolences are with the family and loved ones of alumna Dr. Patricia Bath, a "pioneering ophthalmologist ...
06/05/2019
Cataract treatment inventor Dr. Patricia Bath dies at 76

Our heartfelt condolences are with the family and loved ones of alumna Dr. Patricia Bath, a "pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts."

Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died

“Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has emerged as one of the strongest voices advocating for a public health campai...
06/03/2019
ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Gene | Season 24 Episode 17 | The City Club Forum

“Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has emerged as one of the strongest voices advocating for a public health campaign addressing ACES and their potential effects on long-term health. She has developed screening methods to treat families and children experiencing toxic stress. Her work was featured in the documentary Resilience which debuted at the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival.”

ACES refers to Adverse Childhood Experiences which are shown to have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is one of the strongest voices advocating for public health.

“Before entering the classroom, Alannah started forming complete sentences at 18 months old, taught herself how to rea...
06/02/2019
With an IQ Score of 140, 4-Year-Old Alannah George Becomes One of the Youngest Mensa Members

“Before entering the classroom, Alannah started forming complete sentences at 18 months old, taught herself how to read, and was working her passion for numbers and letters. She went on to read full paragraphs from her favorite books by the age of three. Now at four, Alannah has become the UK's second youngest member of Mensa, the world's largest and oldest high IQ society.“

She’s officially considered an intellectual genius.

Photo: Paul Davey After being tested by educational psychologist Dr. Peter Congdon, four-year-old Alannah George earned an IQ score of 140 and was officially named an "intellectual genius." Before entering the classroom, Alannah started forming complete sentences at 18 months old, taught herself how...

Congratulations to Lonnie Bunch III who will be the first historian and the first African-American to oversee the Smiths...
05/30/2019
Leader of Smithsonian’s African American Museum to Direct Entire Institution

Congratulations to Lonnie Bunch III who will be the first historian and the first African-American to oversee the Smithsonian’s 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and research centers!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/arts/design/lonnie-bunch-smithsonian.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

Heralded for the success of the museum he led from idea to fruition, Lonnie G. Bunch III is the first African-American to lead the Smithsonian Institution.

Nuclear science and engineering alumna Mareena Robinson Snowden PhD '17 is devising new solutions for problems of arms c...
05/29/2019
Plotting new paths to a nuclear “yes”

Nuclear science and engineering alumna Mareena Robinson Snowden PhD '17 is devising new solutions for problems of arms control and proliferation.

“It took just a single class on the history of nuclear non-proliferation to seize Snowden’s interest as a graduate student.

“I had so many questions: ‘Why were there such tensions between countries? What policies deal with these weapons?’” she says. “There are technical questions at the heart of nuclear disagreements between nations, and for a technical person, this was a clear lane for me,” she says.
Her thesis investigated whether natural radiation signals generated inside of plutonium-based warheads could be using to monitor them in a future arms control agreement.
Conducting this research wasn’t always smooth sailing. But Snowden found guidance and support from two key advisors. “Richard Lanza (a senior research scientist), a titan in the field of radiation detection, spent so much time brainstorming with me, and discussing my data and analysis,” she says. “And with Sidney Yip [emeritus professor of nuclear science and engineering], it went beyond technical mentorship to personal mentorship: He talked about how difficult the PhD process is, and gave me the encouragement to get through it.”

Snowden felt strongly driven to get through her graduate studies, which she describes as “an extended period of uncertainty.” She was the first black woman to receive a PhD from MIT’s nuclear science and engineering program. “I understood I existed in a unique space, and this was a complete motivator for me,” she says. “There was no license to lie down and give up, because who knows when the next person of color, particularly another black woman, will come in behind me.”

Snowden seeks to advance both the community she represents and her ideas in the arms control domain — sometimes simultaneously. In “Responsible Disruption,” a paper she recently published on the website N Square, she argues for greater inclusion of women and other marginalized voices in nuclear security debates.”

Nuclear science and engineering alumna Mareena Robinson Snowden PhD '17 devises new solutions for problems of arms control and proliferation.

“If young girls can be what they see in the world, then prepare for a new generation of female scientists.The visibili...
05/29/2019
Female scientists start a database to showcase their work. Over 9,000 women join them

“If young girls can be what they see in the world, then prepare for a new generation of female scientists.

The visibility of women in science today is increasing thanks to the work of, yes, female scientists who grew tired of watching “manels” (male-only panels) at conferences and seeing only male scientists quoted as experts.

They formed a group, 500 Women Scientists, and created a database of female experts in science.

"It’s not that girls are not interested in science," said one of the co-founders, Jane Zelikova, a Colorado-based ecologist. "Something happens where they don’t see women or girls represented as scientists and they don’t think it’s for them."

Since its launch last year, the Request a Scientist database has grown to include more than 9,000 women scientists.”

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/female-scientists-start-database-showcase-over-9-000-080321131--abc-news-lifestyle.html?soc_src=newsroom&soc_trk=com.apple.UIKit.activity.CopyToPasteboard&.tsrc=newsroom

If young girls can be what they see in the world, then prepare for a new generation of female scientists. The visibility of women in science today is increasing thanks to the work of, yes, female scientists who grew tired of watching “manels” (male-only panels) at conferences and seeing only mal...

All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S. - Face2Face Africa
05/23/2019
All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S. - Face2Face Africa

All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S. - Face2Face Africa

Ghana presented an all-girls robotics team for the senior division of the World Robofest Championship in the United States and they won the topmost position by beating teams from the United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and dozens of others. Named Team Acrobot, the nine girls from the Methodist...

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