Helping students see the possibilities of careers in STEM fields means providing them with diverse role models. PBS LearningMedia has made a list of some of the top black scientists, engineers, inventors, and mathematicians, along with media resources to help teachers to bring their work—and stories—into the classroom. The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers is an Emmy-nominated web series from the PBS program NOVA. The diversity collection of this series profiles some of today’s leading scientists—showing students that science engages men and women of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Funded by the International Space Station National Lab, SciGirls in Space integrates space-themed role-model videos and genderequitable space-science-aligned activities for use in outreach programs. Among the resources for teachers is a gender-equity guide with six strategies on how to engage girls in STEM.