We want to acknowledge the significant impact of Black and Women scientists and leaders on the world and on American culture as we celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Feel free to drop us a note with any additional Black History Month resources we can include (my email address was in the latest email inviting you here). Special thanks to Professor Maajida Murdock for her tip to share the list from Interesting Engineering.
UPDATE: My link to the Library of Congress is not showing even though I thought I placed it in the photo meta data. Well, here it is: Poor People’s March 1968.
Please DO NOT MISS the special invitation below for K-12 teachers for Women’s History Month from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. It promises to be amazing. Scroll down to see the details and the Google form link.
Black History Month Resources
- Photo of the Week February 6, 2023 | The Dig at Howard University >I love this series. Howard University rocks!
- Black History Month 2023: Black trailblazers in science and society >Amazing list from Bio.news
- Black Scientists: 29+ highly influential African American scientists >Hat tip to Professor Murdock!
- A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2023 >The White House
- Black History Month >NASA
- Black History Month 2023: Facts, Origins & More >HISTORY Channel
- Recognizing 2023 Black History Month >Census.gov
- Celebrating Black History Month with our research fellows >NSF – National Science Foundation (this one is from 2016, but still useful)
- Learn More About these 35 Scientists for Black History Month >Science Buddies Blog
- It’s Black History Month. Here are 3 things to know about the annual celebration >Excellent story on the history of Black History Month from NPR
- Black History Month >National Academy of Sciences
If you need photos for your classroom, check out three Black History Month galleries on Unsplash — a copyright-free image site. You can read about their license details here.
- Gallery 1: Black History Month | 25 best free photos on Unsplash
- Gallery 2: Black History Month | 24 best free photos on Unsplash
- Gallery 3: Black History Month | 34 free photos on Unsplash
A photographer on Unsplash did a wonderful job of colorizing the historic Rosa Parks photo from the Library of Congress that we used above, check it out.
If you liked that large background image in the email, it comes from the NSF Special Virtual Backgrounds page.
Women’s History Month 2023 for Nanotechnology and Science
We will be updating this page with more resources, but for now, do not miss this wonderful opportunity from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Here is a summary of their email (which I can send to you, in full, if you email me – hint it is in the last email that got you here).
Celebrate Women’s History Month in a unique way by inviting a female nanoscientist or nanoengineer to virtually visit your classroom!
Click the Google Form link right above to be paired with a scientist who will talk about their exciting career paths and how they use nanotechnology to solve problems. First-come, first-served, so sign up now for a one-hour virtual session in March. Inspire your students and add value to your teaching experience with this exciting opportunity!