Join Argonne National Laboratory for a public lecture featuring Walter Massey, PhD, Argonne’s first African American Laboratory Director (1979-1984). Massey has been a trailblazer throughout his career, opening doors for African Americans in the fields of science, business, and education.
Just prior to leading Argonne, Massey spent nearly a decade at Brown University serving as the university’s first African American professor of physics and dean of the college. During his tenure, he became increasingly interested in the challenge of bringing people from historically underrepresented groups into the sciences. In response, he founded the Inner-City Teachers of Science program, in which Brown University undergraduates studying to be science teachers served as mentors to high school students in urban areas.
Today, African American scientists are part of Argonne’s world-class community of talent. As with Massey, their research, innovation, and leadership will undoubtedly play a role in the careers of African American students coming behind them.
Massey will participate in a fireside chat with Argonne’s Laboratory Director, Dr. Paul Kearns, followed by a conversation with Massey and a panel of African American scientists to discuss the past, present, and future of Blacks in science.