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Buffalo Library Black History Month Celebration: Three Contemporary Black Women Inventors Event

February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Wednesday, February 10th from 12noon to 1:30p, join the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Downtown Central Library for a Black History Month celebration: Three contemporary Black women inventors – a Patent & Trademark Resource Center event.

Don’t miss the United States Patent & Trademark Office free online Black History Month celebration spotlighting three contemporary Black women inventors: Aprille Ericsson, Ayanna Howard, and Arlyne Simon.

Hear the panelists’ firsthand accounts of their amazing career paths and game-changing inventions:

Dr. Aprille Ericsson was the first woman (and the first African American woman) to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in engineering as a civil servant at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Dr. Ayanna Howard is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Zyrobotics, a company that uses machine learning and robots to make educational toys for kids, with a particular emphasis on helping those with special needs.

Dr. Arlyne Simon is a biomedical engineer at Intel’s Health and Life Science business unit and the author of the Abby Invents picture book series.

For complete details, and to register for this virtual event, click here.


February 10, 2021
12:00 pm


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
One Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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