Thor:Ragnarok Superpower of STEM Challenge

Calling on Girls to Channel Their Superpowers of STEM for Good and Get a Chance to Win a Trip to the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK and a Mentorship presented by Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Synchrony Bank. Disney,Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS and Society for Science & the...

The Eclipse Could Damage Your Smartphone?!?

  So we here at BGN are waving the nerd flag.  After 38 years, on August 21st at 1:16 pm EDT, Lincoln Beach, Oregon will be the first in the United States able to see the total eclipse of the sun.  The total eclipse will last about an hour and a half with the...

The Color of Science: Hopeful

In this STEM series, I set out to highlight the everyday narratives of people of color who have dedicated their lives to their respective fields. In the final chapter of The Color of Science BGN series, we introduce two young women who are just beginning their careers and have a real passion for what they do.

Alleys of Awesomeness

Written by: E.Angel Here we are about 6 months into the 2017 convention season and we here at Black Girl Nerds had a great phone interview with Ben Penrod, founder of Awesome Con. Awesome Con has been around since 2013 and starts this year on Friday, June 16th and lasts through Sunday, June 18th. Like years...

The Color of Science is Indigenous

  Indigenous knowledge is often excluded from the mainstream scientific community. The ancient knowledge that different cultures have retained and maintained over thousands of years is often scoffed at or simply ignored. I’ve seen it first hand when I was a student at a University in California. At the time, I was working on my...

The latest look at Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets

Written by: DaVette See   The new trailer for Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets just dropped. It is, in a word, breathtaking. More aliens, more Alpha, more EVERYTHING, the new trailer for Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets has fans of both the Valérian & Laureline series and of filmmaker Luc Besson gobsmacked and...

We Need More Black Women Leading Fantasy Franchises

When the trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Discovery recently came out, it showed something I never thought I'd see in a popular sci-fi franchise: a Black woman and a Chinese woman front and center. Actress Michelle Yeoh will be playing Captain Philippa Georgiou of the Starship Shenzhou, and Sonequa Martin-Green will be playing First Officer Michael...

The Color of Science: Empowerment

Written by: Jahkotta Lewis Empowerment. What does that mean to the STEM community and how does it apply to our everyday lives? It depends, in some cases, it's as simple as designing green spaces that preserve ecological and cultural landscapes that reduce the carbon footprint. In other cases, empowerment takes the form of supporting indigenous communities...

The Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Has Us In The Feels!

Written by: Kai From the moment it was announced I’ve been cautiously optimistic about Blade Runner 2049.  However, after seeing this trailer however my excitement level has soared! Check it out below and share your thoughts! Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has...

“The Mars Generation” Review

At 97 minutes, The Mars Generation is a densely packed documentary about the history and projected future of American space travel. It is well structured, as it initially introduces you to several participants in the Space Camp program in Huntsville, Alabama, then blends in the historical record and current state of the space program...
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