Honoring Black Figures in STEM and NSBE UW

African Americans have a rich legacy of contributing to the history of American technology. Sadly, because of systemic racism, the contributions of Black scientists and inventors are often overlooked or ignored. Fortunately, in spite of these barriers, Black scientists and inventors have been, and continue to be, successful in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Black people have been at the forefront of discovering the many uses of peanuts, developing the math behind NASA’s first successful space mission, advancements in medicine, establishing blood banks, inventing world-changing technologies, and much, much, more! In celebration of Black History Month, we are recognizing some of the greatest African Americans known for their prominence in STEM.  It is also our honor to profile our NSBE alumni who are continuing the legacy of Black excellence in STEM.

Explore Black Figures in Stem:

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alumni Spotlight video: