The 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics went to Asian American physicist Steven Chu for his study of the relationship between matter and energy.

The first non-white congresswoman was a Japanese American woman by the name of Patsy Mink. She helped Title IX pass into law.

Panda Express, a fast food restaurant that specializes in Chinese food, was a dream devised by Andrew and Peggy Chang. Today they have approximately 1,000 locations around the world.