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
Find books in the catalog under the following subjects. Select 'Online' on the left to see online materials.
Scientists > Africa > Directories
- Chemical and Engineering News MagazineList of Trailblazing Black chemists and Black Chemical Engineers
- Blacks in Science byISBN: 0878559418Publication Date: 1983-01-01Provides an overview of the lost sciences of Africa and of contributions that blacks have made to modern American science,
- In Person byISBN: 0889367388Publication Date: 1995-01-01Profiles of researchers in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
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 Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space
Robert Smith, chairman 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.