The Black Science Coalition and Institute (B-SCI) started in 2019. Our logo the "Power Flask" was created with the help of African American Graphic Designers (AAGD.co) and represents the struggle of African Americans in science and their ability to overcome. Read our bylaws to find out how B-SCI is structured and our plans to increase diversity in science.
B-SCI seeks to foster scientific interest, research, skepticism, objectivity, knowledge, and innovation in black and historically underrepresented communities.
To become a premier scientific organization for aspiring or established black and underrepresented scientists in an effort to push the boundaries for all people and scientific discovery.
Jana M. Carpenter
Jana is a founding member and Research and Development Officer of B-SCI. She works as a Research/ Lab Technician at the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the University of Georgia. She has a passion for chemistry and metabolic processes, and plans to pursue a doctorate in the field, utilizing analytical techniques.
Janay is originally from Oklahoma and serves as the Secretary of B-SCI. She conducted her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina Honors College. She was accepted into the Integrated Biomedical Science program at the USC School of Medicine and is currently doing a Ph.D. at USC with a focus on neurodevelopment. She is also involved with the Society for Neuroscience through the Neuroscience Scholars Program Associate program and is a Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program Fellow at USC.
Chad is from Atlanta, GA and serves as the Science Communication Officer of B-SCI. He conducted his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He was accepted into the Public Health Master's program at Southern New Hampshire University and is currently working towards his M.P.H with a focus in Environmental Health Science.