Inspirational Black innovators in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) that we should all know about.

For Black History Month, we are highlighting some of the individuals, past and present, who should be routinely recognised for their achievements.

We hope this sparks your interest so you will actively find out more about the amazing people below and other black pioneers in STEM. 

Saturday 3rd October – Highlighting Maggie Aderin-Pocock, British Space Scientist and presenter of BBC’s The Sky at Night. Join Leigh to make your own mini Solar System.  

Saturday 10th October – Highlighting Dr. Mark Richards, scientist and a DJ, developer of air pollution monitoring instruments. Join Angela as she tests out the air quality in her local street. 

Saturday 17th October – Highlighting mathematician Katherine Johnson, – unsung hero of NASA and the space race. Join Angela and Siobhan as they illustrate coding without a computer!

Saturday 24th October – Highlighting Granville Wood, inventor and electrical engineer who made key contributions to the development of the telephone. Join Angela and Siobhan as they show you how to make a very simple string telephone. 

The STEM Club Online weekly videos are posted on Manchester Libraries’ Facebook Page each Saturday at 11am.