STEM Pioneers

STEMĀ Pioneers

This collection of approximately 200 interviews of prominent pioneers in science is a collaboration between The HistoryMakers Ā® and Carnegie Mellon University Informedia Project. This NSF project was designed to increase awareness of the contributions of African American scientists, raise awareness of STEM careers, and increase understanding of STEM concepts.

STEM Pioneer Search

Chemistry Pioneers

Computer Science Pioneers

Earth and Physical Science Pioneers

Engineering Pioneers

Life Science Pioneers

Mathematics Pioneers

Other STEM Discipline Pioneers

Quick Facts

  • Only 30% of U.S. high school graduates entering college are ready for college-level science. U.S. students rank 17th in science and 25th in math in the world.
  • There will be a million more new STEM job openings in future years and student are currently not in the pipeline to fill these positions.
  • Fewer than 50% of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree; the majority switch to non-STEM majors during their first two years of study