We’re honored to celebrate Black History Month with you this year! This year, we will be focusing on the innovations and achievements from Black and African American scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Keep an eye on our blog for additional resources for and featuring Black STEM professionals this month and year round.
If you’re seeking STEM role models to feature in class or OST time, you can find our blog posts about Madame CJ Walker, Bessie Blount Griffin, and Valerie Thomas, or Hattie T. Scott Peterson, Willie Hobbs Moore and Mae Jemison in our archives. Other names to teach your learners about include Elijah McCoy, Annie Easley or Archie Alexander. Who are your favorite Black STEM innovators?
For further support, check out our compilation of resources for Professional Development for Black STEM Professionals, featuring:
- Black Data Processing Associates | Non-profit organization focused on advancing African Americans and underrepresented minorities in their STEM careers.
- Black Girls Code | Founded in 2011 by Kimberly Bryant so her daughter would be the last only black girl in the room at a computer science camp, this incredible organization boasts resources for educators and students alike.
- National Society of Black Engineers | One of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States, dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting diverse excellence in STEM — not just this month but throughout the year — we’re determined to do our part to increase the visibility of accomplishments of Black trailblazers. Let us know what resources you’re looking for in the comments down below!