The DOE honors the excellence contributed to our mission, vision, and goals by African Americans, this month during Black History Month and throughout the year. Black Americans help to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
Black Americans created and sustained American leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) since the founding of this nation, and the history books are still being rewritten. In 2021, we have our first Black Vice President Kamala Harris, and Jeanette Epps, NASA astronaut, set to make history as the first Black woman to fly to the International Space Station. Black Americans in science are inspiring the next generation which will encourage and elevate the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission.