SME stands for manufacturing. Our association believes that manufacturing is for everyone and we’re committed to advancing the industry. One of the groups who’ve been an integral part in the progression of manufacturing over the years has been the African American community. In honor of Black History Month, SME is celebrating African Americans who’ve made history in manufacturing and highlighting the current programs and professionals from the black community who are leaders in manufacturing today.
Celebrating African American Manufacturers
The manufacturing community has taken steps towards building a diverse and inclusive culture. Meet the individuals who started this movement and view the people and programs leading the charge today.
Meet just a few of the innovative thinkers from the African American community that provided positive contributions to society and helped advance manufacturing.
Inventor and Engineer
Aviation Pioneer and Electrical Engineer
Alicia Bolger Davis
Educator and Mathematician
Evelyn Boyd Granville
Mathematician and Computer Scientist Educator