Learn More About these 19 Scientists for Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Learn more about some of the many African American scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history.
Black History Month: 19 Scientists to learn more about!
In honor of Black History Month, we highlight 19 African American scientists and engineers who made important contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). There are many, many scientists who could be included on this list! The list below is just a small sampling of noted scientists through history.
To encourage your students to learn more about these scientists and to explore related science projects and careers for scientists they find interesting, for each scientist, we have included a short biographical summary, links to 1-2 hands-on science projects related to the scientist's area of study, links to relevant science career profiles, and a link to a biography to learn more. Educators can use this career worksheet to guide student exploration and reflection about STEM careers.
Learn more about related careers: Chemist, Biochemist, Chemical Technician
Learn more about related careers: Physicist, Bioinformatics Scientist, Cytogenetic Technologist
Learn more about related careers: Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist, Biologist
Learn more about related careers: Astronomer, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technician
Learn more about related careers: Mathematician, Statistician, Data Scientist
STEM Career Worksheet
To encourage students to learn more about these scientists and to explore related careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, use our free STEM Career Worksheet along with this post.
If you use the "Learn More About these 19 Scientists for Black History Month" and career worksheet with students, we would love to hear your feedback. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments or story.
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