The National Science Foundation awarded The HistoryMakers a 3-year grant to interview 180 of the nation's top African American scientists, create curriculum based on the interviews and hold public programs featuring the scientists. The goal of the ScienceMakers initiative is to create positive role models and use their life stories as a way to encourage others to enter scientific professions.

Our ScienceMakers are located all across the country and span every discipline from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Click here to read about them.
Watch full-length video interviews with the nation's top African American scientists. Click here to enter the Digital Archive.
We've worked with some of the brightest scientists and the best science centers across the country. Click here to learn more about our programs.
Stay in touch with what we're doing by joining us on our social networks and reading our publications. Click here to see our media.
The ScienceMakers Toolkits feature information on each of the 180 scientists interviewed. Click here to preview them.
The YouTube Contest encourages students to use the Toolkit to emulate a ScienceMaker and see themselves as future scientists!
The ScienceMakers Advisory Board is composed of scientists, informal science education leaders, and community leaders. Click here to read about our Board.