The Colors of STEM Exhibit!

The first portrait in The Colors of STEM exhibit is unveiled at Brackett! The exhibit highlights the scientific and cultural contributions of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, a world-renowned astrophysicist and science communicator, as well as multimedia personality. He is the star of PBS’s Cosmos, National Geographic’s StarTalk, and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and other bestselling titles.

Be sure to see this new display on the 2nd floor across from the Brackett Library today! Check back each month for a new portrait on The Colors of STEM billboard, and look out for books accompanying the exhibit to be available in the library soon. Feel free to reach out to us if you have suggestions for individuals to profile, questions or would like to learn more.


Atwood Cheung and Nancy Chew


As previously announced in January 2018… BRACKETT WINS AEF ‘INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION’ GRANT FOR DIVERSITY PROJECT! In December, the Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) awarded over $2,000 to fund a diversity exhibit at Brackett entitled ‘The Colors of STEM: Portraits of Prominent Americans of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics'.

The project will help promote diversity, inclusion, and tolerance among K-5 students and provide students with American role models of color who are generally underrepresented. The AEF grant proposal was spearheaded by Brackett parents Atwood Cheung and Nancy Chew and 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Nicole Schwartz. They plan to unveil the first poster portrait in February, and a new portrait every month throughout the year. As an AEF-funded project, the portraits created at Brackett will eventually become a rotating exhibit throughout the other APS elementary school campuses.

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