Celebrate Black History Month with these 10 coloring pages featuring inspirational growth mindset quotes by noted African American scientists and engineers. This STEAM activity combines art and design with STEM education.
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These pages are perfect for Makerspace posters, science notebooks, art classes, and more. They reinforce life skills and inspire students of all backgrounds. Ponder these universal truths while coloring in the designs, which include mandalas, decorative frames, and more.
Scientists and Engineers Quoted:
- Beth A. Brown (February 4, 1969 - October 5, 2008) NASA Astrophysicist & Science Educator.
- Christine Darden (b. September 10, 1942) Aeronautical Engineer for NASA researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.
- Mark Dean (b. March 2, 1957) Engineer & Co-inventor of the first IBM PC, the first PC color monitor, and the 1-gigahertz microprocessor.
- Annie Easley (1933-2011) Mathematician & Software Developer for the NASA Centaur Rocket Stage, used to launch the Cassini probe, and laying the foundation for launches of the Space Shuttle and satellites.
- Philip Emeagwali (b. 1954) Nigerian-American winner of the Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications.
- Mae C. Jemison (b. October 17, 1956) Medical Doctor, Scientist & First African American Female Astronaut.
- Katherine Johnson (b. August 26, 1918 ) Mathematician and “Human Computer" at the NASA-Langley segregated West Area Computer group who hand-calculated the trajectory of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mission to verify figures generated by electronic computer.
- Lonnie Johnson (b. October 6, 1949) NASA Engineer & Inventor of the Super Soaker Water Gun.
- Gerald A. (Jerry) Lawson (December 1, 1940 - April 9, 2011) Video Game & Computer Pioneer and developer of the first video game console system.
- Jamice Obianyo (b. February 12, 1961) Chemist and Director of the Ecolab/Project WET Clean and Conserve Education Program, teaching kids to conserve water and making the world a healthier place.
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