UrbanGeekz has teamed up with the National Science and Technology News Service (NSTNS) to co-host a #NSTNSchat Twitter chat focused on the work of Dr. Ernest E. Just on February 26th at 4pm EST.
Dr. Just, a pioneering early 20th century biologist, was one of the first African-Americans to receive worldwide recognition as a notable scientist. He was best known for his groundbreaking work in the physiology of development, especially in fertilization.
So to commemorate Black History Month, UrbanGeekz and the National Science & Technology News Service will co-host a Twitter chat to discuss Dr. Just’s work and reflect on how attitudes about race shaped his career.
In fact, as we work to encourage young people from underserved communities to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), it is critical to show how historical and contemporary figures have impacted STEM.
Charlie Garnet Benson (@BeyondTheCodon) Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Georgia State University and W. Malcolm Byrnes (@MalcolmByrnes), Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Howard University will discuss Dr. Ernest E. Just, Epigenetics and STEM diversity.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at. 4:00pm EST. Follow along and chime using #NSTNSchat
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Photo: Dr. Ernest E. Just