African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science featured four African American scientists with a background on chemicals and their effect on sea and land. The scientists each presented a ten-minute slideshow about their life as a scientist and why they chose to pursue their path. They were then gathered as a panel to discuss the future of science in helping fix problems like the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and their career as a scientist. The moderator of the program was Dr. Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at the University of California, Berkeley. The participating scientists included: Dr. Krishna Foster, Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. James H. Johnson, Chair, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technolog,y Dr. F. Dale Morgan, Professor Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography & Oceanography, Oregon State University.