Innovative, Educated, and Ground-Breaking – A Celebration of African Americans in STEM

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields cover a vast amount of accomplishments and successes!!


Here are a few African Americans that paved the way and made their mark on history with their amazing work!!



From left-to-right, top row:

• Dr. Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist and professor at Brown University who specializes in string theory and particle physics.

• George Washington Carver, arguably the most famous Black scientist and inventor.

• Dr. Marie M. Daly was a biochemist and the first Black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States.

• Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. is a theoretical physicist known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory.

• Dr. Aprielle Ericcson-Jackson is an award-winning aerospace engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and one of the most famous women working at NASA today.

• Zora Neale Hurston – who grew up in Eatonville, Florida – was a renowned author and anthropologist.


From left-to-right, bottom row:

• Katherine Johnson was one of the famous Hidden Figures who worked at NASA and made the 1969 moon landing possible.

• Dr. Percy Julian was a pioneering chemist who made several game-changing discoveries.

• Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele is a neurologist and professor at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

• Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a celebrated clinical psychologist, notable educator, and a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America.

• Dr. Warren Washington is a distinguished climate scientist and former chair of the National Science Board.


A HUGE thanks to each of them…😊

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