Will the New SAT Boost College Prospects for Black Students?

Society for Science & the Public to Give $35,000 in Grants to Black STEM Projects

by Shantell E. Jamison   Dec 13, 2017

On Wednesday, the Society for Science & the Public announced the donation of $35,000 in grants to eight innovative organizations that support community-based STEM... Read More

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Google Pledges $1M to Bring More Black Males to Tech

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 06, 2017

When it comes to STEM, there’s an obvious lack of diversity regarding the work sector. But Google just made a huge commitment to bringing... Read More

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Black Teens Kick Butt in Tech, Need More Access to STEM

by Glenn Jeffers   Nov 17, 2016

Here’s the good news. A new study released this past October found that Black tweens and teens are both proficient and confident in basic... Read More

Women's Equality Day Katherine Johnson Feature

Honoring Katherine Johnson on Women’s Equality Day

by Melissa Kimble   Aug 26, 2016

Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson in 20th Century Fox’s highly-anticipated new film Hidden Figures, is the real life mathematician, physicist and space scientist... Read More

‘Hidden Figures’ Brings Black Women in STEM to the Forefront

‘Hidden Figures’ Brings Black Women in STEM to the Forefront

by Melissa Kimble   Aug 15, 2016

Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women to work for NASA during its formative years. Their impact and... Read More

Meet Dr. Ayanna Howard, One of the Nation’s Most Promising Engineers<br />

Meet Dr. Ayanna Howard, One of the Nation’s Most Promising Engineers

by Princess Gabbara   Aug 12, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered what a Black woman roboticist looks like, shift your attention to Ayanna Howard, owner and chief technology officer of an... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

by #teamEBONY   Feb 17, 2016

Dr. Beth Brown was the first Black woman astrophysicist I had ever heard about around high school (there were others before her, but I... Read More

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Morehouse and the Future of Science

by Vann R Newkirk II   Dec 15, 2014

The world is in desperate need of Black scientists. In a rich history of scientific innovation and research stretching from George Washington Carver to... Read More

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Black Men in STEM

by #teamEBONY   Oct 06, 2014

Black males, like their Black female counterparts, face unique challenges that require specific attention. One such challenge is seeing positive images from a wide... Read More

Science Is the New Sexy

Sexy and Smart Black Women Exist, Too

by Huffington Post   Jun 26, 2014

This omission of smart, sexy Black women from Business Insider's original list is hardly an idiosyncratic occurrence. Instead, the invisibility of Black women who... Read More