Marc Hannah co-founded Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) in 1982, a company that went on to be well-known in the tech & Hollywood entertainment markets for its computer graphics technology. Various graphics software he was named “Principal Scientist” on at SGI ended up being used to create effects for such movies as Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Aladdin, Field of Dreams, and the list just keeps going on.
Marie Van Brittan Brown was the 1st person to develop the patent for closed circuit tv security. The system she designed used a motorized camera which slid up and down looking through a set of four peepholes. Marie Van Brittan Brown received patent number 3,482,037 for her invention on December 2, 1969.
Albert White and Emitt McHenry founded Network Solutions, the first and only domain name registrar until 1999, when the domain name industry opened up to competition.
Dr. Patricia Era Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe, which perfected the process of removing cataracts.
Deena Pierott, founder of iUrban Teen, a program that exposes “non-traditional” STEM learners to career opportunities. Deena is also the founder of the award winning Mosaic Blueprint, a Pacific NW firm specializing in diversity recruiting, and multicultural branding.
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Dr. Mark E. Dean began his career at IBM by joining the team that developed the first IBM personal computer. He also invented the Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) “bus,” which permitted add-on devices like the keyboard, disk drives and printers to be connected to computer motherboards.
Angela Benton founded the NewMe Accelerator, a tech-startup incubator with the goal of increasing diversity in tech entrepreneurship. Angela also started Black Web Media which publishes Black Web2.0, a top site for tech-industry news aimed at the black digerati.
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