Adesoji Adegbulu

5 Awesome Black Women in Science

Today, February 11 is the International Day of Women in Science! To celebrate this day, Global Citizen is highlighting five awesome black women in science you need to know about!

Do you know?

Many of the huge scientific achievements in science were made by black women. Their achievements are in various fields of science, from space travel to climate change. These are women whose names and accomplishments go unnoticed. There are many awesome black women in science. However, here are just five.

Five Pioneering Black Female Scientists

  • Katherine Johnson
  • Wangari Muta Maathai
  • Elizabeth Anionwu
  • Dr. Gladys West
  • Prof. Francisca Nneka Okeke

How much would you know about these incredible women if they stood right in front of you? Take the quiz to find out.