Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, when we honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of some great champions of STEM—“Hidden Figures” who are hidden no more. We also celebrate by carrying their legacy forward into the future.

A central goal of the NSF-ITEST program is to broaden participation in STEM fields by students from traditionally underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Over the years, ITEST projects have developed many innovative strategies for recruiting, retaining, and engaging these students in STEM education and career pathways. Click on the links below to see some examples of ITEST projects and materials that are promoting a more equitable STEM workforce and inspiring the next generation of STEM innovators.