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As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, today we highlight the work of the Dr. Mark Dean.   Dr. Dean is responsible for groundbreaking work in electrical and computer science engineering and is best known for developing affordable color monitors that could be mass produced.  He co-developed technology that helps connect a mouse, modem and printer to PCs and led his team of engineers to develop the first gigahertz chip — allowing computers to perform a billion calculations per second.

Among his list of awards and honors, Dr. Dean is member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, was recognized as an “Innovator of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report, received the U.S. Department of Commerce Ronald H. Brown American Innovator Award and the National Institute of Science’s Outstanding Scientist Award.   In 2019, Dr. Dean was also honored with a holiday bearing his name — April 25th is Dr. Mark Dean Day in Knox County, Tennessee.   The poster above provides a detailed snapshot of Dr. Dean’s background and accomplishments.