FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 08, 2016
Black History Month resources from world’s largest scientific society
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 – The American Chemical Society salutes Black History Month with a variety of resources for reporters, students, teachers and others. They include:
- A celebration of the achievements and contributions of 11 African Americans who overcame great odds to pioneer some of the most important scientific discoveries and developments in U.S. history.
- Three videos about African American chemists
- “Norbert Rillieux, Thermodynamics and Chemical Engineering” high school lesson plan based on the 2005 ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark for Norbert Rillieux, an African American inventor and one of the earliest chemical engineers.
- Commemorative websites and booklets on Norbert Rillieux, George Washington Carver and Percy Julian
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