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Dr. Willie E. May
Dr. Willie E. May

Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon
Monday, March 14, 2016
11:30 am -1:30 pm
Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Sapphire A/B

Dr. Willie E. May
Under Secretary for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

My Incredible Journey: From the Projects in Birmingham, Alabama, to Leading the
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dr. May will talk about the advantages hidden among the more visible obstacles to success. His talk will cover his primary, secondary, and academic training; his professional history, beginning as a bench chemist at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant, to his current responsibilities as Department of Commerce Under Secretary for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Vice President of the International Committee on Weights and Measures (CIPM); and President of the CIPM’s Consultative Committee on Metrology in Chemistry and Biology; NIST research and its impact on innovation, industry, economic security and quality of life; and a general discussion of the need for additional emphasis and training in STEM and why it’s important from both a national perspective and within the African American Community.

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