By Katie Hafner, Carol Sutton Lewis, The Lost Women of Science Initiative – September 22, 2022
Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y. throughout her career, had a lifetime of groundbreaking achievements as a Black female mechanical engineer. The third season of the Lost Women of Science podcast begins at the start of her story, during her unconventional childhood in the segregated South.
With her knack for fixing household appliances in early childhood, Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y. throughout her career, was practically born an engineer. And fortunately, she had a family that nurtured her atypical interest—even when the segregated South made pursuing it almost impossible. …