Monumental Innovations by AAPI Individuals

Throughout the years, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made huge contributions to the STEM industry. From navigational innovations to the technology that we all know and love, here are just a few ways that the AAPI community has changed the world:

Zoom (2012): Created by Eric Yuan, the video conferencing software changed the way that people are able to communicate with each other, especially during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Youtube (2005): Steven Shih Chen, a Taiwanese & American entrepreneur, along with two of his former PayPay coworkers, bought the domain and turned it into the video-sharing platform that it is today.

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The Bone Marrow Transplant (1991): Ann Tsukamoto and her team discovered how to isolate stem cells, allowing countless medical innovations to follow.

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OLED Technology (1987): Invented by Ching Wan Tang PhD, a Hong Kong & American physical chemist, and Steven Van Slyke, the OLED display today is used by many major companies to produce TVs, smartphones, and watches.

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Cloning the HIV Virus (1985): Flossie Wong-Staal PhD, Chinese & American virologist and molecular biologist, was the first person to clone the human immunodeficiency virus, which allowed scientists to learn the cause of AIDS.

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