Brother Al Valentine is one of the creators of the first and only HBCU-based Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).
Brother Valentine, successfully completed a dual degree program with Drexel University, receiving a BA in Theoretical Physics from Lincoln University and a BSEE from Drexel University. At Lincoln, Brother Valentine created what is now the Media Center. He also collaborated with Gil (“Spider”) to create well-known rap lyrics such as “The revolution will not be televised.”
Brother Valentine was the principal researcher in cryogenic NMR at Drexel University as an undergrad, the only Drexel undergrad to do so. After college, he joined the Navy as the only civilian software developer willing to fly alongside elite Navy aviators. His work was recognized by the Joint Chiefs of Staff as saving the lives of American Warriors. He then went on to develop photographic systems for Eastman Kodak, where he was the youngest principal scientist and the only one from an HBCU.
Brother Valentine has been internationally recognized as an expert in digital imaging and has written cover articles for major industry publications. Now, Brother Valentine spends time giving back to his community by creating opportunities for researchers from HBCUs.
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