September 18, 2018

This lesson showcases Madam C. J. Walker and her contributions to S.T.E.M. with a hands-on activity. Read the section on Madam C. J. Walker starting on page 45 of the Black Gems in STEM workbook to learn more about her haircare and skincare company as well as her commu...

May 21, 2018

We have completed the first of several lesson plans that pertain to the Black Gems in STEM workbook!

Before delving into the lesson plan, be sure to read the passage on Lewis Latimer starting on page 26, answer the questions and writing prompt, and do the activities. E...

August 8, 2017

On April 16, 2017, Mama’s Army launched its first STEM Scholarship and Essay Contest. The scholarship was open to young women of African descent planning to pursue or already pursuing an education or career in a STEM field. We had a great pool of applicants and are ple...

June 1, 2017

A DIY Air-Conditioner is great for a summer project. It's essentially a sophisticated fan. Do a search for "DIY Air-Conditioner" and a lot of projects and ideas will come up. Below is my own version:

Gather materials:

  • Small portable fan (I used an O2COOL 5-inch porta...

April 16, 2017

Today, April 16, 2017, Mama's Army is launching its Mama's Army STEM Scholarship!

As an organization, we recognize the importance of women supporting each other to advance future generations of young women in areas where they are traditionally underestimated and underre...

April 1, 2017

Caroline Anderson


physician, educator

Sarah E. Goode


entrepreneur, inventor

Miriam E. Benjamin


inventor, educator

Madame CJ Walker


entrepreneur, inventor, activist

Alice Augusta Ball



March 1, 2017

How many of us use electricity? How much electricity do we use? How does electricity work? Electricity can be a complex topic to understand and explain. How do you even begin breaking it down to little children? Maybe start off with this definition from Webster: a fund...

January 21, 2017

What is our greatest need? Clean water! Unfortunately, an estimated 663 million people worldwide do not have access to clean and safe drinking water (1). The importance of water, coupled with the crisis surrounding it, makes it a great topic for children to learn about...

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