Learn More About these 38 Scientists for Black History Month

This article was originally written by Amy Cowen and was published on Science Buddies.

In honor of Black History Month, we highlight 38 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 sampling of noted scientists through history.

To encourage students to learn more about these scientists and to explore related science projects and careers for scientists they find inspiring, for each scientist, we have included a short biographical highlight, links to hands-on science projects related to the scientist’s area of study, links to relevant science career profiles, and a link to a biography for further reading.

Note: Educators can use this career worksheet to guide student exploration and reflection about STEM careers.

By Alice Song
Alice Song Career Advisor