October 10, 2019 -
In memory of Alonzo “Al” Ashley
It is with sadness that we share the passing of Al Ashley on Friday, Oct. 4.
Al’s legacy at SLAC began when he joined the lab as the minority employment and training representative in 1968. Over the next 31 years, he was dedicated to encouraging underrepresented youth to pursue STEM fields and bringing them to SLAC through internship programs and recruitment efforts. He developed several student science programs, including what later became known as the DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, and formed partnerships with the National Society of Black Engineers, the Tech Museum of Innovation, and historically black colleges and universities. read more...
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