FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 08, 2017
Black History Month resources from the world’s largest scientific society
WASHINGTON, Feb.10, 2017 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) 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,” a high school lesson plan based on the 2005 ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark for Rillieux, an African-American inventor and one of the earliest chemical engineers
- Commemorative websites on Rillieux, George Washington Carver and Percy Julian
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.