Isaiah M. Blankson, 1967

Isaiah Blankson and peer, 1967
Courtesy MIT Museum

Aero/astro major Isaiah M. Blankson (left) with mentor and young professor of aero engineering, Larry Bucciarelli, 22 May 1967

 

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.

Timeline: 1960s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Career: EngineeringGovernment & LawScienceTechnologyTransportation
Collection: Africa, Critical Mass 1955-1968, Isaiah M. Blankson, NASA, Students