African American inventor Betty Harris became interested in chemistry at a young age. As a research chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Dr. Harris quickly became an expert in the chemistry of explosives. She holds a patent for a spot test that identifies explosives in a field environment.
Recently, this famous black inventor has worked with the Girl Scouts to develop a chemistry badge that is similar to the chemistry merit badge for Boy Scouts.
Dr. Harris has received her state's Governor's Trailblazer Award for her notable achievements.
Children’s natural instinct to brainstorm and create should be nurtured by parents and teachers alike. Coming up with new product ideas and inventions is a great way to instill a love of science, math, marketing and the entrepreneurial spirit. It also teaches cooperation and instill tremendous conf