Category: In the News

February 21, 2017

In the News

Patricia Bath

NTEU Spotlights Patricia Bath

An inventor, physician and educator, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986, and two years later became the first African-American woman to receive a medical patent for the device.

February 14, 2017

In the News

Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

NTEU Highlights First African-American Astronaut

Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr., beat the odds. In 1979, Bluford was chosen from 10,000 applicants to become a NASA astronaut. Five years later, Bluford flew aboard the Challenger and assisted with the deployment of an Indian communications satellite and the first night launch and landing of a space shuttle.