Posts Tagged ‘african american scientists’



Celebrating the Contributions of Black Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers

Black History Month is celebrated each February, recognizing the role that African Americans have served in U.S. History. Generations of African Americans faced relentless adversity and their achievements often went overlooked. Many African American scientists, inventors, and engineers developed inventions that helped to advance human history and to make our lives healthier and happier. Let’s […]

Going Where No Woman Has Gone Before: Hidden Figures and Women in STEM

You’ve probably heard of John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong, but have you heard of Katherine Johnson?  She was an African American mathematician known as “the human computer” who worked from NASA in 1953. She most notably known for verifying calculations done by new computing technology at the time of John Glenn’s first orbit […]