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Almost 40 years separate Shirley Ann Jackson's achievement as the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Jedidah Isler, the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale.
Ken Washington, 2013 BEYA Emerald honoree for Research Leadership, is the new chief technical officer and vice president of Research and Advanced engineering at Ford Motor Company. Washington succeeded Paul Mascarenas who will retire after 32 years as chief technical officer and vice president, research and advanced engineering on Oct. 1
In a company statement released in July, Ford said Dr. Washington will help to lead Ford's accelerated drive for innovation and report to Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development. Washington, 53, will oversee development and implementation of Ford's technology strategy and plans-helping Ford's drive for innovation throughout all areas of its business.
Tuskegee University graduate Lonnie Johnson has been awarded nearly $73 million in royalties from toymaker Hasbro Inc., according to news reports. Johnson Research and Development Co. and founder Lonnie Johnson have been in a royalty dispute with Hasbro since the company filed a claim against the giant toy company for underpaid royalties, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution said.
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