PBS Saluting STEM Pioneers for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
PBS shares the stories of Asian American Pacific Islander STEM pioneers.
This week we explore the stories of six Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM.) Their efforts and breakthroughs have helped us understand space, weather, and continue to change how we connect to one another via the internet.
We recommend starting your exploration of these pioneers by listening to the amazing theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku on the American Masters podcast.
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