|Black History Month Project
Due February 22, 2012
To Celebrate Black History Month, students will complete a biography STEM project on a prominent African American in STEM. Students will choose and submit three people that they might like to do a project on and will be assigned one of those people by the teacher. Students will include the following components in their project:
Written Component (typed): 70 points
1. Cover Page – 5 points
Include a title, the date, your name, and the name of your teacher.
2. Table of Contents- 5 points
A detailed page of what is included in your written component.
3. Biography (1 page) – 30 points
Include a brief history of the individual, birth and death dates, their personal and professional background, and their accomplishments.
4. STEM Connection (1/2 page) – 15 points
Tells how your individual is related to STEM. You should include how they have contributed to or changed areas related to STEM.
5. Personal Connection (1/2 Page) – 15 points
Tells how you personally connect to this individual and how studying about them has changed or affected the way you think about your own STEM education at Morehead and beyond.
Technology, Visual, and Oral Components: 25 points
1. Visual/Poster – 15 points
Accurately and neatly displaying information and images about your individual. Key information from your written component should be shared on this poster.
PowerPoint Slides – 15 points
At least 3 PowerPoint slides with an image of the person, their name and career, and how they are related to STEM. Your name and classroom teacher should also be included.
2. Presentation – 10 points
The ability to give an oral presentation is an important part of any job. Students should be prepared to present about their individual. Index cards or other notes are allowed.
EXTRA CREDIT – 5 points
Students are encouraged to dress up in a similar way to their individual. They will receive extra credit for dressing the part for their presentation.
Prominent African Americans in STEM Fields:
Albert Antoine - Chemist & Chemistry Professor
Wanda Austin - Aeronautical Engineer
Clayton Bates, Jr. - Physicist & Engineer
George Campbell, Jr. - Scientist & Educator
George Carruthers - Astrophysicist
Robert Church - Agriculturalist
James Collier - Engineer & Educator
Edwin Cooper - Biologist
S. Allen Counter - Neurophysiologist
Darnell Diggs - Research Physicist
Robert Dorsey - Engineer
Julian M. Earls - NASA Government Official
Lloyd Ferguson - Chemist
Krishna Foster - Chemist
Ralph Gardner-Chavis - Chemist
Larry Gladney - Research Physicist & Educator
Col. Frederick D. Gregory, Sr. - Astronaut \& NASA Government Official
John Hall - Chemist
J. K. Haynes - Biologist \& Academic Administrator
Ayanna Howard - Electrical Engineer
Shirley Ann Jackson - Physicist & University President
Renaldo Jensen - Aerospace Engineer
Clifford Johnson - Physicist
Alvin Kennedy - Chemist, Chemistry Professor
Kevin Kornegay - Electrical Engineer
William Lester, Jr. - Chemistry Professor
William Lupton - Computer Scientist, Computer Science Professor
Walter Massey - Physicist & College President
Samuel Massie - Organic Chemist
Ronald E. Mickens - Professor & Researcher
Frederick Oliver - Physicist, Physics Professor
Waverly J. Person - Geophysicist & Seismologist
Chrystine Ramsey Shack - Document Custodian
Carl Spight - Physicist
James H. Stith - Physicist, Physics Professor
Welton Taylor - Bacteriologist
Julius Taylor - Physicist, Physics Professor
Isiah M. Warner - Chemistry Professor
Warren M. Washington - Atmospheric Scientist
Herman B. White - Physicist
Bobby L. Wilson - Environmental Chemist & Educator
Benjamin Banneker – Mathematics
Evelyn Boyd Granville – Mathematics
Directions: Choose three people that you would like to complete your project on and present them to your teacher. They will assign you with one person