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January 23, 2024 4:00 PM
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: 35 Scientists to learn more about! Update! This post has been updated for 2024 to include additional African American scientists and engineers. In honor of Black History Month, we highlight 38 African American scientists and engineers who made important contributions… Read more
October 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by learning more about some of the many Native American scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history. Native American Heritage Month: Scientists to learn more about! Learn More about these Native American Scientists and Engineers In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we highlight Native American scientists and engineers who made (and are making) important… Read more
September 13, 2023 3:34 PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about some of the many Hispanic and Latinx scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history. Hispanic Heritage Month: Scientists to learn more about! Update! This post has been updated for 2023 to include additional scientists and engineers. Learn More about these Hispanic and Latinx Scientists and Engineers In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15),… Read more
April 28, 2023 5:00 PM
May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Learn more about inspiring AANHPI scientists and engineers! May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. As part of our ongoing work to introduce students to a wide range of scientists and engineers and to continue to represent diversity in STEM, our list of AANHPI individuals joins our other lists dedicated to Black History Month, Women's… Read more
February 24, 2023 6:00 PM
March is Women's History Month! Learn more about women in STEM in science history and get inspired! More than 60 profiles of scientists and engineers! Women's in STEM for Women's History Month: 60+ Scientists to learn more about! Update! This post has been updated for 2023 to highlight additional scientists and engineers! There have always been women in science. Whether recognized at the time or not, women interested in science and engineering… Read more
January 12, 2021 9:00 PM
Dr. Jane Goodall's fieldwork with chimpanzees in Tanzania changed how we think about primates and their relationship to humans. Stories of Diversity, Disability, and Difference in STEM This profile is the 10th in our STEM is for Everyone: Scientists with Disabilities series, sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation. Many of the inspiring scientists and engineers we have featured have disabilities that are visible or more apparent from the… Read more
November 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Annie Jump Cannon's work evaluating the brightness of stars led to the spectral classification system used by astronomers today. A Fascination with Stars Born in 1863, Annie Jump Cannon was fortunate that her mother encouraged an interest in astronomy. Cannon learned the constellations as a child, and she and her mother observed the stars in the night sky from a lookout in their attic. Cannon's early love of the sky led her to study physics at… Read more
September 29, 2020 4:00 PM
Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig was a pioneer in pediatric cardiology and changed the outcome for thousands of children born with blue baby syndrome. Due to hearing loss, Dr. Taussig used her hands to "listen" to heart rhythms. A Career Studying the Heart Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig's research and work as a physician made a difference for thousands of babies born with congenital heart defects. She also helped prevent a potential epidemic of birth defects by… Read more
July 31, 2020 3:00 PM
Richard Mankin is an entomologist who studies bugs and insects by "listening" to them. Using acoustic tools, Mankin helps detect, monitor, and solve problems related to pests and invasive species. A Career Studying Bugs and Insects Scientists who study bugs and insects often do fieldwork to track and observe their subjects by looking. Turning over a log, peering closely at a pile of dirt, or investigating tree leaves can reveal a thriving ecosystem… Read more
July 16, 2020 1:00 PM
Wanda Díaz-Merced was forced to find new ways to continue her work as an astrophysicist after going blind. Today, she uses sonification to approach space data from a different angle — with her ears. A Career Studying Space When we think of astronomers, astrophysicists, and space scientists, we often think about looking at the sky. Many kids grow up learning to identify constellations they can see on a clear night, maybe having… Read more
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