Lawmakers in the nation’s capital have expressed concerns over inadequate Department of Defense science and engineering funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs).More than 21 Senate and House colleagues, including Congressman Anthony Brown’s (D- 4th District, MD), sent a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper regarding the importance of investing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at
Howard University has announced that the college has received a $4 million gift from the Hopper-Dean Foundation to help fund the Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP). The monies will provide 10 computer science or computer engineering students with a full-ride scholarship for four years to the university.“The Hopper-Dean donation will make a life-altering difference in the lives of our students and we appreciate their investment and confidence in the University. This generous gift will further
(THE CONVERSATION)When Cassie Crim, a high school math teacher in Joliet, Illinois, introduced herself to her advanced algebra students in 2017, she did it through a rap video.Using a rendition of Cardi B’s “Bodack Yellow,” renamed “Codack Yellow,” Crim referenced math terms and laid down classroom expecations:“These exponents, these is ratios, these is power rulesAlgebra and a lil’ trig, I don’t wanna choose And I’m quick to take a couple (points) off so don’t get comfortable”With rap music
Meet South Africa’s first black female police pilot, Refilwe Ledwaba & creator of "Girl Fly" a girls club for STEM education!
“I never thought aviation or becoming a pilot was a viable career choice for me as I have never seen anyone that looks like me following that career,” that is a quote from Refilwe Ledwaba, South African Police Service’s first female pilot.Born and bred in Lenyenye in a single-parent household with six siblings in a semi-rural township of the Limpopo province of South Africa, Ledwaba could not pursue a career in science due to outstanding university fees.She ended up at an interview for a
When Nigerian-born software engineer Bukola Somide worked in corporate America, she would often be the only woman or Black person sitting in the board room during meetings; a common experience for women of color in the field as they make up a mere 3 percent of the tech workforce. The lack of representation fueled Somide to spark change. Now, the entrepreneur is exposing children of color to STEM careers through the creation of the Somi Doll; the first interactive computer science