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Dr. Reginald DesRoches: Houstons Rice University’s first African-American provost in a University that once banned Blacks

Click the image above to watch the videoHOUSTON – In 2019, Rice University announced the promotion of the dean of engineering, Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D, to provost. This was a historic moment for the university as Dr. DesRoches became the first African-American provost, especially at a university that didn’t allow blacks until 1965.In honor of Black History Month, Khambrel Marshall sat with the newly appointed provost to talk about Dr. DesRoches’s childhood, his legacy and making history in

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Promoting Diversity in STEM: Female Students Of Color Sent Abroad To See How Far STEM Can Take Them.

With support from the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Bowdoin seniors Brenda Macias and Jhadha King recently flew to Hawai’i to attend a three-day conference on how to encourage greater participation in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).The SACNAS 2019 National Diversity in STEM Conference took place October 31 – November 2, 2019, in Honolulu, attracting more than 5,000 attendees, some students, some working professionals. SACNAS is the Society for Advancement of

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Universities get over $4 Billion in STEM Funding annually, yet HBCUs receive only 0.4%

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

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $4 MILLION DONATION FOR STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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

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Why Hip-Hop Belongs in Today’s Classrooms & How It Can Be Used To Teach STEM!

(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

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