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This library guide seeks to celebrate and center the voices and lived experiences of BIPOC in STEM.


This guide aims to celebrate the history and achievements of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

It also aims to highlight the impact of systemic racism and colonialism on BIPOC engineers and scientists throughout history and today.

The following are featured: historical, biographical, and autobiographical texts; community-building media; and scientific society resources. In addition, critical literature on the factors that contribute to demographic disparities in STEM and higher education. 

The resources listed are not exhaustive. We welcome your thoughts on this guide and ways to improve it. If you have any suggestions, including additional books, articles, or other resources, please contact Courtney Kearney (


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