Randolph W. Bromery
Born on January 18, 1926 in Cumberland, Maryland
Randolph Bromery is a pioneer in the integration of African Americans into the field of Earth science and has held high-profile positions in government, academia and industry as a result of his contributions. Using his training as a pilot, he participated in the pioneering efforts of airborne geophysical surveying that involved the development and testing of new equipment and the interpretation of data.
Bromery as a baby
with his father
He left Howard in 1948 before graduation to take a position at the U.S. Geological Survey as an airborne exploration geophysicist. While working at the Survey, he began attending school at night. He returned to Howard and received a B.S. in math in 1956. He entered the graduate program in geology at American University and received an M.S. in 1962. He later received a Ph.D. in geology from Johns Hopkins on a Gilman Fellowship in 1968.
Bromery in the Air Corps
Bromery has authored more than 150 scientific articles in international journals, professional volumes and governmental reports. He has honorary doctorates from Western New England College, Frostburg State University and eight others from around the world. He was named Outstanding Black Scientist by the National Academy of Sciences and received a distinguished Service Award from the Geological Society of America of which he is a former president.
Article in The Daily Collegian
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