My father was one of the chief electrical engineers on the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle developed at Bell Aerospace in the 1960’s. He obtained his Master’s degree in the early 1950’s in electrical engineering from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon).
My dad’s direct supervisor was an African American named Bill Bascom who met with Neil Armstrong in Houston during the time period Armstrong was practicing on the LLRV in anticipation of going to the moon.
I paid homage to Bill Bascom around 2000 by traveling to his home in Western New York and expressing to him how great what he and the whole team did together on this project. He told me that my father treated him like a friend at Bell and that it really made a difference to him on the job.
I still remember going to their home as a child for dinner once in the mid sixties.
Here’s a link about Mr. Bascom: http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2009-07-15/lifestyles/089.html
My father can’t be found on the Internet, but Mr. Bascom told me that he was one of the best engineers Mr. Bascom ever worked with.