We at the White House couldn’t be more excited to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting some of our nation’s most prominent and promising African American science, technology, engineering, and

In college and during her career, Kimberly Bryant often found herself the only black female scientist in the 

Representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are this week to talk about African Americans in the tech world.  According to a recent study by the National Science Foundation, Black men and women made up 5 percent of scientists and engineers working in their field in 2010.  NPR Article>>

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) suggests that many African Americans and Hispanics owe much more than their white and Asian counterparts by the time they graduate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.  Article>>

When it comes to exposing youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the earlier the better.  Acknowledging the importance of STEM education, the Obama administration embarked

Retired NBA legend Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, author of What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors, tells stories about unrecognized minority leaders of the past. [More…] Abdul-Jabbar’s goal in writing this book is to encourage youth into STEM fields and to offer them a realistic blueprint for success. Article >