Isaiah Blankson on the cover of Science Spectrum, 2005
Isaiah M. Blankson '69, MS '70, PhD '73 completed his secondary school studies at the Mfantsipim School in Ghana. Nobel Prize winner and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan MBA '72 is a fellow alum of Blankson's, both from Mfantsipim and MIT. He came to the United States from Ghana to study at MIT under the African Scholarship Program of American Universities, an international cultural and educational exchange division of the U.S. Information Agency until 1999. Blankson earned his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics, all from MIT. He went on to a lifelong career at NASA.