Learn More About These Past and Present Role Models!
Learn More About These Past and Present Role Models!

Black History Month

Take a look at the historic men and women who pioneered the way in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for future generations! 

Jewel Plummer Cobb

As a ground-breaking researcher, distinguished professor, and top university administrator, Jewel Plummer Cobb has forever changed the face of the scientific community. Not only has her research advanced our understanding of the skin cells that produce melanin and how those cells become cancerous, but she has also led the way for equal access to education and professional opportunities for women and minorities. Read more about Jewel Cobb here.

St. Elmo Brady

St. Elmo Brady was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States. Equally as significant, Brady went on to build chemistry curricula, faculty, programs, and facilities at four major historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), where he and his colleagues mentored multiple generations of African-American chemists. Read more about St. Elmo Brady here
History in the Making

These amazing STEM role models are a part of history in the making as they work to help change the STEM ecosystem to one of diversity and color! Perhaps someone they inspire will be a future history-maker!

Dean Ayanna Howard

Accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur, and educator Ayanna Howard, Ph.D., became dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering on March 1, 2021. Dr. Howard is the first woman to lead the College of Engineering. Nationally, only 17% of engineering deans or directors across the country are female, according to the Society of Women Engineers. Read more about Dean Ayanna Howard here.

In the News 

International Women and Girls in Science Day
Tomorrow is International Women and Girls in Science Day! Thank you to all the women in science who have paved the way for future innovators!

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Jasmine Lawrence!

Jasmine Lawrence currently serves as a Product Manager at Everyday Robots where they are building a new type of learning robot— one that can learn by itself, to help anyone with (almost) anything. Prior to this, she has held a number of positions creating consumer-focused products at companies like Facebook, Softbank Robotics America, and Microsoft. At the age of 13, Lawrence founded EDEN BodyWorks, a natural hair and body care products company that sells at stores nationwide. Outside of work Jasmine is a poet, STEM advocate, and Advisory Board Member for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Want to speak directly to Jasmine? Schedule a one-on-one mentoring call with her on superpeer!

Black Girls CODE Feature 

Black Girls CODE builds pathways for young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.

"Radical action is needed if we are to close the opportunity gap for Black women and girls. We lead a global movement to establish equal representation in the tech sector. Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that Black girls can code and do so much more. Together, we are creating stronger economies and more equitable societies—ultimately realizing the true potential of democracy through diversity and inclusion." Learn more about Black Girls CODE here
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