Black History Month
Resources for Teaching STEM Students
When is it?
Feb. 1 - March 1
What is it?
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of black people in U.S. history.
- Western Washington University Black History Month Events
- Woodring College's 2022 Black Lives Matter at School Conference
- Intersectional Environmentalism: The Key to Fighting Racism and Climate Change (February 10 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm) for FREE at Bellingham Public Library:
STEM Role Models:
- Making History: African American Pioneers of Science
- Ten Black Scientists that Science Teachers Should Know About
- Science and Medicine: Black History Month
- African American STEM Leaders You Need to Know (If You Don’t Already)
- Learn more about Valerie Thomas and how her contributions are still used by NASA today
- 16 black STEM innovators who have defined our modern world
- Black Chemists that you should learn more about.
- This board, STEM Role Models, collects stories of high achieving youth, and women, and BIPOC heroes of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math throughout history
- Check out this article on Black Role Models Play Large Role In STEM Retention For African-American Women
- This article honors Black History Month by taking a look at two inspiring people from the science and engineering industries. Read on to find out more about the man who designed the first moon-based observatory and the first-ever female African American CEO of a Fortune 500 company
- 19 Power point slides highlighting African American STEM Role Models to use in your teaching
- 5 STEM Lessons to Celebrate Black History Month
- Ten Black Scientists that Science Teachers Should Know About
- Dreambox provides 8 Great Classroom Resources For Black History Month
- “The month is intended to encourage recognition of a group traditionally excluded from the curriculum as a whole, but ideally these figures would be brought up throughout the year, not just for 28 days.” Continue reading Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes here
- Scholastic provides 5 STEM Lessons to Celebrate Black History Month
- Education week includes a video and article titled Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes
- STEM by the Numbers is a lesson where students use data to analyze the participation of white, black, Asian, and Hispanic men and women in STEM careers as compared with their participation in the general workforce. They then discuss the possible reasons identity groups are unequally represented in STEM careers
- The Pacific Science Center has a great list of resources from highlights of black scientists, to interviews, to a good list of additional resources
- Black History Month: US Scientists, Engineers and Astronauts
- A Crash Course Playlist on Black American History
- Where are the Black Scientists? A Panel Discussion from Data for Black Lives
- Young Black Scientist: a glimpse into the life of a young scientist at UCL Cancer Research UK Watch this short video on Black History Month: Why Diversity in STEM is Important
- Inspiring A New Generation of STEM Leaders Black History Month: A short YouTube video by Vaughan Foundation
- Diversity in #STEM leads to better understanding, according to Brian Kibazohi in the video Black History Month - Diversity in STEM Matters
- In honor of Black History Month, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society has a video on how to engage more African Americans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- List of podcasts about Black history
- List of podcasts about the Black and African American experience
- Black in Science: a podcast that's centered around sharing the stories of Black men and women working or studying in the sciences.
- The Black Science Guy Podcast: Do you have a curiosity about all things science? Do you enjoy learning about science? Well this is the podcast for you! Each episode we cover everyday science topics from astronomy to microscopy.
- She Too STEM: Black.STEM.Queens. Opinions & advice from our lives in Engineering hosted by Alanna (IE), Jeseekia (SE), and Kayla (EE).
- Modern Figures: Modern Figures is a conversational-style podcast elevating the voices of Black female scholars in computing. This podcast is presented by the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
- Black Hypothesis: Join The Langston Joules and Papermade as we embark on a mission to increase Black people’s interest in STEM by exploring science from a Black perspective, bringing the diaspora’s STEM feats to the forefront, and thus spawning a new wave of Black techies, scientists, engineers and medical professionals.
- 13 Podcasts To Listen To During Black History Month (And Every Month)
- Eight Podcasts to Deepen Your Knowledge of Black History
- Black History Month on WNYC
- Dope Lab Podcast episode 24 in on Black History month: STEM edition
- Black Booksellers Recommend 25 Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond
- Must Read Books for Black History Month
- 15 Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond
- 12 Books Highlighting 13 Trailblazing Women
- Books About Black Women in Science
- Authors of the Pacific Northwest
- Read this article on Why celebrate Black History Month? To #Decolonize STEM
- Learn about NSBE, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the advocacy work they are doing right now
- Consider reading the book, Black Women in the Academy by Lois Benjamin, to learn more about African American women within America's institutions of higher education
- Stories of African-American STEM Societies: Part 3 — From Sociologists to Engineers
- STEM Scholarships for Under-Represented Minorities created by NACME, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
- The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is an initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields
- Scholarships.com offers a section dedicated to African American scholarships with the ACS Scholars Program, the African American Network Of the Carolinas, AMS Minority scholarships, APSA Minority Fellowship Program, and more relating to STEM students specifically
- College Scholarships.org provides a section for African-American College Scholarship Opportunities
- The article and resource page, Where to Find Scholarships for Black Students, is a good place to start when beginning to look for scholarships
- Connect diverse talent with great opportunities through the Black Career Network
- Jopwell represents and advances careers for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.
- CareerExploration.com provides Career Resources for Black/African Americans
- Click here to find 11 Professional Organizations That Support People of Color in STEM
- Learn about how diversity in the STEM workforce varies widely across jobs based on the data provided by Pew Research Center
- View the Fact Sheet: Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Success among African American Students
- Black people in STEM jobs are especially concerned about diversity and discrimination in the workplace. See the data provided on this topic through the Pew Research Center