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NES Video Chat: In Celebration of National Black History Month
February 8, 2012

[image-62] Date: Feb. 8, 2012
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST
STEM Topics: Science, Mathematics, Careers

Each February, the nation celebrates National Black History Month. This is a time to commemorate the achievements made by African-Americans.

On Feb. 8, 2012, NASA Explorer Schools held a video chat to celebrate National Black History Month. NES was joined by a panel of African-American engineers and scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center who answered student questions about their contribution to the missions and goals of NASA. The panelists were:

  • Erica Alston: Research Scientist
  • Samuel James: Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Luther Jenkins: Aerospace Research Engineer
  • Byron Meadows: Aerospace Research Engineer
  • Monica Barnes: Electronics Engineer

These engineers and scientists shared information about their high school experiences, the paths they took and the guidance that led them to where they are today. They also answered questions about the NASA missions and projects on which they are working.
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Monica Barnes
From top to bottom: Erica Alston, Sam James, Luther Jenkins, Byron Meadows, and Monica Barnes.
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