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.

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Flowers

Flowers for Valentine's Day?

Lots of Americans give or receive flowers for Valentine’s Day but did you ever consider how those flowers arrive at your local florist?

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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.