This page shows work of Black people within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or STEM-related work that other influences Black people’s lives. The term ‘blerd’ is an affectionate portmanteau of ‘Black’ and ‘nerd’, attempting to showcase the achievements of Black people in a community that often hides them.
For some, being a blerd can feel like straddling two mutually exclusive worlds. But being black and being a nerd is a rewarding experience. Blerds are often some of the most passionate and knowledgeable people you’ll ever meet, and the blerd community is inclusive and welcoming.