Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics was held at SciWorks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The four scientists and moderator convened in the SciWorks Auditorium to present first one at a time and then as a panel about their life and work. Students were given the chance to ask questions of the scientists ranging from complicated dog tricks to what it was like to be a scientist. The program was moderated by moderated by Denise Franklin, General Manager of WFDD, the local NPR affiliate. SciWorks was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2012.
The participating scientists included:
Ü Andrea Lawrence, Professor of Computer Science, Spelman College
Ü Godfrey Gumbs, Professor of Physics, Hunter College
Ü Calvin Howell, Professor of Physics, Duke University
Ü Erich Jarvis, Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University