Dr. George Alcorn invented the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer

Published On June 28, 2015 | By scook | Amazing black men, Business, The latest posts, Uncategorized, video

Dr. George Edward Alcorn, Jr. is famous for inventing the imaging X-ray spectrometer—a device used to identify materials through their visual X-ray spectra.

In addition to being a world renowned inventor, he is also an assistant director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  He joined NASA in 1978 and held a variety of positions over the years which included both research and administrative roles.

He is also a distinguished professor of physics and electrical engineering at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

In this rare clip, we learn more about Dr. Alcorn, and how he got his start into the world of science.

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