Chips and changemakers
Changemakers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who have not been widely recognized are now getting some attention, thanks to commemorations of those pioneers related to events like Black History Month. ASU scholars Brooke Coley and Michel Kinsy expressed gratitude for the achievements of one of those inspiring changemakers, the recently retired U.S Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Coley, an assistant professor in The Polytechnic School, part of the Fulton Schools, talked about the impact of Johnson’s work on opening pathways to STEM education for many people of color. Kinsy, an associate professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, also part of the Fulton Schools, says Johnson also supported efforts that opened doors to research careers for many who have historically been underrepresented in those professions.