Black History Month

Black History Month 2023

Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Black individuals and to ensure that Black history is accessible to all. Black scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and technologists have made crucial advancements in their professions and paved the way for future generations. By celebrating the achievements of these individuals, we encourage youth to “see themselves” in STEM and to pursue careers in these areas, creating a brighter future for all. The NSF ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) Program is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. ITEST projects provide opportunities for groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including Black students, to engage in hands-on technology and computer science experiences that help to increase their exposure to and interest in these fields.

To see how ITEST projects are inspiring the next generation of STEM innovators, click on the resources below.