May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heriatge Month (AAPIHM for short). To Celebrate we spotlighted a few of our favorite AAPI Innovators in STEAM on Twitter! Check out their more detailed bios here!
Reshma Saujani CEO and Founder of @GirlsWhoCode. Reshma is an advocate for women in STEAM who empowers girls to learn coding & close the gender gap in technology. She started her career as a lawyer and activist, and was the first Indian American woman to run for US Congress. Learn more about her work here.
John Hirasaki was an engineer at NASA. John is best known for his work on the Apollo 11 mission, where he worked directly with the astronauts when they returned to earth. Learn more about him here: https://buff.ly/2Rw4qTy
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Particle and Experimental Physicist known for her work on the Manhattan Project and countless developments in the field of Physics. Learn more about her work here:https://buff.ly/2XwH7rv
Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott also known as the First Lady of Limu, was a renown Ethnobiologist. She is best known for her study and in-depth knowlege of Central Pacific Algae. Learn more about her here: https://buff.ly/33hIoGX
Learn more about AAPIHM here:https://asianpacificheritage.gov/
Last week, an article in “The Exponent” read: Linda Zhang, chief engineer of the Ford F-150, shows the capability of a prototype all-electric F-150 by towing 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 2019-model year F-150s, weighing more than 1 million pounds. The chief engineer behind the revolutionary all-electric Ford F-150 arrived in America as a third-grader knowing only letters A through H, which she learned during her plane ride from China. She spoke no English.