clock 10 am – 5 pm

Black Excellence in Science

February 5

10 am – 3 pm

Included with admission

Join us for Black Excellence in Science and meet exceptional scientists from the universities and labs in the Triangle! They will be talking about their research and sharing their journey into science. The day will culminate in a panel discussion at 2:30 pm, so bring your questions!

We will be joined by:

  • Kendra Settles, an Engineering Manager who focuses on energy technology and Electric Vehicle Chargers at Siemens.
  • De’jana Parker, a Ph.D. student who studies how your immune system fights infections in the lungs at North Carolina Central University.
  • Dr. Siobahn Day Grady, a professor, and researcher at NC Central University, focused on artificial intelligence.
  • Dr. Christine Daniels, a research scientist focusing on viruses and vaccines at Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc.
  • Leon Bradford, an entomologist extraordinaire who manages the Insectarium here at the Museum of Life and Science.
  • Dr. Antonio Baines, a professor in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at NCCU, researching new ways to treat pancreatic cancer.
  • The Durham Colored Library, with a read-aloud experience at 10:30 am.

The Museum wants to shine a spotlight on Black Excellence in Science! If you know someone in Durham who exemplifies Black Excellence in a STEM field, whether a researcher, medical professional, engineer, or science teacher, please recommend them for recognition in the Lab exhibit space!