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These 11 African Americans are leaders in their STEM fields, from video game technology to space exploration, setting an example for the kind of professional achievement that is possible.
The innovative trailblazers include Robotics Engineer, Edward Tunstel; Software Engineer, Erin Teague; and Video Game Developer, Lisette Titre-Montgomery. Ultimately, their collective success shows that everything is possible with drive, ambition, and academic excellence.
While some of the job titles may sound daunting, the faces behind those titles prove that our young people have plenty of role models. Indeed, it is crucial that underrepresented communities are actively involved in the tech industry and innovation economy as job creation in science, technology, engineering, and math-related careers is expected to significantly outpace that of non-STEM jobs well into the future.
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