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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Renaldo M. Jensen.

Author: Renaldo Jensen; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Military officer and aerospace engineer Renaldo Mario Jensen was born June 29, 1940 in New York City. Jensen graduated from Bishop Dubois High School in 1952. He graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University in 1958. In 1966, Jensen became the first African American to earn an M.S. degree from the United States Air Force School of Technology. In 1970, Jensen earned his Ph.D. degree in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Renaldo Jensen
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Renaldo Jensen; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000498598
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Dearborn, Michigan
2005 April 8.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 5 min., 12 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Renaldo M. Jensen
Renaldo M. Jensen

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Military officer and aerospace engineer Renaldo Mario Jensen was born June 29, 1940 in New York City. Jensen graduated from Bishop Dubois High School in 1952. He graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University in 1958. In 1966, Jensen became the first African American to earn an M.S. degree from the United States Air Force School of Technology. In 1970, Jensen earned his Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University. Jensen received the Missile Combat Crew Award and the Air Force Commendation Medal for service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From 1967, Jensen taught at Air Force School of Technology. He retired as lieutenant colonel in 1978 and joined Ford Motor Company as an aerodynamics engineer. In 1987, Jensen became director of minority supplier development. In 2004, 309 diverse minority suppliers earned $3.7 billion of the $90 billion in Ford supply contracts as a result of his efforts.

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