Carnegie Mellon University

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February 18, 2021

Blanton Among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Shawn Blanton, the Joseph F. and Nancy Keithley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named to Cell Mentor's list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. 

Blanton is significantly involved in the recruitment of minority candidates for graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. Most of his activities center on direct recruitment at the annual convention of the National Society Black Engineers. In 2006, he spearheaded the university’s efforts (CMU@NSBE) for the 2006 NSBE convention held here in Pittsburgh. In 2006, Blanton was awarded an Emerald Award for outstanding leadership in recruiting and mentoring minorities for advanced degrees in science and technology.

Read the press release here.