Profiling biologists Wilfred Denetclaw Jr., Gladys Escalona and George Langford. Included: the role ethnic backgrounds played in their career choices; how cuts to federal funding threaten the work of ethnic-minority scientists. Andre Braugher narrates.
Profiling a pair of mathematicians and a computer-science educator, who describe how they juggle community service, careers and personal lives. Included: the importance of role models and mentors in the trio's lives. Andre Braugher narrates.
Profiling four scientists, including Victoria Aquilera, a mechanical engineer, bridge designer Hector Medina and laser researcher Michael Spencer. Also: engineer Steve Grey explains his goal of utilizing wind power on New Mexico reservations. Andre Braugher narrates.
Profiling physicists S. James Gates and Neil Tyson, IBM researcher George Castro and NASA chief scientist France Cordova. Included: comments from the scientists on how they were introduced to their chosen fields. Andre Braugher narrates.
Profiling environmental scientists, including Mario Molina, who shared a 1995 Nobel Prize for his work on pollution-caused damage to the ozone layer; marine ecologist Keith Miles; and environmental toxicologist Karen Medville. Andre Braugher narrates.
Profiles of three ethnic-minority entrepreneurs working in the sciences. Included: engineer Israel Galvan; geologist Richard Glenn; and computer scientist Donna Auguste. Included: Galvan's reaction to a job offer from NASA. Andre Braugher narrates.