Dr. Betty Harris

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What is black inventor Dr. Betty Harris best known for inventing?

Dr. Betty Harris

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.



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