Wikipedia Event

Black in S.T.E.M. Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at this edit-a-thon to honor and highlight under-recognized contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), by people in the African diaspora! Open to anyone interested in making Wikipedia a more inclusive space.

No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; there is optional training during the first hour. If you know how to edit Wikipedia drop in at any time! Stay as long as you want. There will be editing suggestions depending on whether you have 30 min, 60 min or the whole 2 hours!

You can edit through the outreach dashboard from February 25th to March 5th!

Learn more about editing Wikipedia in this Libguide.

Resources for editing


Search this database for people by Occupation from Agriculturalist - Scientist. 

Search within this bibliography by occupation from Agriculture and Agricultural Labor to Health and Medicine

Subject Headings

Find books in the catalog under the following subjects. Select 'Online' on the left to see online materials.

African Americans in Medicine

African American Scientists

African American Inventors

Scientists > Africa > Directories



Some Notable Black Cornellians in STEM

Read more about these famous Cornellians on Wikipedia and update their Wikipedia pages. 

Jane Eleanor Datcher,  botanist and the first African-American woman to earn a degree from Cornell

Mae Jemisonthe first African-American woman to travel in space

Robert Smithchairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm

David A. Williston, first professionally trained African American landscape architect in the United States

Elbert Frank Cox, mathematician

Thomas Wyatt Turner, an African-American civil rights activist, biologist and educator. 

Frederick Douglass Patterson, former president of Tuskegee University and founder of the United Negro College Fund

Flemmie Pansy Kittrell, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in nutrition.