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AANHPI Heritage Month: Celebrate Innovation

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Month (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions that generations of the AAPI community have made to our history and culture. This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Innovation.” To celebrate, we’re highlighting AANHPI leaders and innovators throughout history.

Take a moment this month to celebrate these AANHPI innovators:

Steve Chen 

A co-founder of YouTube, which has revolutionized online video sharing and content creation. YouTube has transformed media consumption and provided a platform for countless creators.

Jerry Yang 

Co-founder of Yahoo!, one of the earliest and most significant internet companies that shaped the web's evolution in its early years.

Vinod Dham 

Often called the "Father of the Pentium Chip," Dham played a pivotal role in developing Intel's iconic microprocessor, which was crucial to the PC revolution.

Ajay Bhatt 

Credited with co-inventing the USB (Universal Serial Bus), a ubiquitous interface that revolutionized computer connectivity.

Chien-Shiung Wu 

A nuclear physicist known for her work in beta decay, Wu was instrumental in discrediting the "Law of Parity," which was groundbreaking in the field of physics.

Min Chueh Chang

A reproductive biologist whose work was fundamental to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill, which transformed reproductive health.

Andrew Yang 

Better known as a politician now, Yang initially founded Venture for America, a nonprofit organization that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation in economically challenged cities.


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