Nehemiah Mabry has long imagined a world where people of color have fuller representation inside the world of science

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By: Guest contributor, Tue May 11 2021

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Mabry was raised by a mother and father who encouraged him to speak up and to develop a passion for math, science and engineering. That support led him to NASA, where he apprenticed while still a student in high school. 

That experience put him on a path to becoming a structural engineer. And since getting his Ph.D., he has spent over a decade helping others to find their own path into STEM careers. 

“I believe in the power of images, people actually seeing something,” he says. “A lot of young people who haven’t seen something need a vision to borrow at first.

This discussion is part of a speaker series hosted by the Black Employee Network at Springer Nature. The series aims to highlight Black contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) a history that has not been widely recognized. It will cover career paths, role models and mentorship, and diversity in STEM.

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About Dr. Nehemiah Mabry

Dr. Nehemiah Mabry is a highly requested STEM Speaker, Engineer, Educator and Entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

His technical experience includes 8+ years of research at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and he currently works as an Adjunct Professor and Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates in Cary, NC.

As a grad student at NC State University, he founded STEMedia Incorporated in 2012. STEMedia is a digital media company that provides educational and inspirational content to empower young professionals in STEM. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, thousands through public speaking and lectures, and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions.


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