The National Science Foundation awarded The HistoryMakers a 3-year grant to interview 180 of the nation's top African American scientists, create curriculum based on the interviews and hold public programs featuring the scientists. The goal of the ScienceMakers initiative is to create positive role models and use their life stories as a way to encourage others to enter scientific professions.

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Publications about the ScienceMakers initiative.

Showcasing Work of Black Scientists. 2012. Chicago Tribune. Dawn Turner Trice.
Telling the Unsung Stories of African-American Scientists. 2011. ASTC Dimensions. Alison Bruzek.


See us at conferences and presentations! A look at where we're going and where we've been.  Click the logo for relevant presentation materials.

Association of Science Technology Centers Conference.                      

October 2012. Columbus, OH.

Center for Excellence in Education - Bite of Science Dinner   

October 2012. Oak Brook, IL

Northeastern University Center for STEM - Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp     

July 2012. Boston, MA.

"We actually had two science makers, Roscoe Giles and Donald St. Mary speak to our campers and join us for dinner on Monday. It was fantastic!" - Lauren Horn

National Science Foundation                      

June 2012. Arlington, VA.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards' STEM Forum.                      

June 2012. Washington, DC.

National Institutes of Health SciEd 2012 Conference.                      

May 2012. Bethesda, MD.

National Science Teachers Association National Conference.                      

March 2012. Indianapolis, IN.

American Chemical Society National Conference.                      

March 2012. San Diego, CA.

National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).                      

March 2012. San Diego, CA.

National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Summit.          

March 2012. Washington, DC.

National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students & Teachers Summit.                      

February 2012. Washington, DC.

Association of Science Technology Centers Conference.                      

October 2011. Baltimore, MD.

USA Science & Engineering Festival.                      

October 2010. Washington, DC.