Ronald E. Mickens, 1974

Ron Mickens
Courtesy MIT Museum

Ronald E. Mickens (right), MIT visiting professor in physics, 1974.


Ronald E. Mickens was a Visiting Professor in the MIT Physics Department, hosted by Professor James Young. Together they founded the National Society of Black Physicists. Forty years after Mickens' visit to MIT, his son, computer scientist James Mickens of Microsoft, was hosted by the MIT Electrical and Computer Science Department as a 2014-15 MLK Visiting Scholar.

Timeline: 1970s
School: School of Science
Department: Physics
Career: Science
Object: Image
Collection: Faculty, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mentorship