African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science featured four African American scientists with a background on chemicals and their effect on sea and land. The scientists each presented a ten-minute slideshow about their life as a scientist and why they chose to pursue their path. They were then gathered as a panel to discuss the future of science in helping fix problems like the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and their career as a scientist. The moderator of the program was Dr. Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at the University of California, Berkeley.
The participating scientists included:
- Dr. Krishna Foster, Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
- Dr. James H. Johnson, Chair, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
- Dr. F. Dale Morgan, Professor Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Dr. Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography & Oceanography, Oregon State University
The HistoryMakers staff has created a finding aid for this event. View/Download below:
Finding Aid to The HistoryMakers - Special Collection - African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science (ScienceMakers: Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland 2011).pdf