Ashley Saunders was exposed to the idea of a doctoral degree in chemistry when her high school teacher, who had one, shared her dissertation on quantum physics.But Saunders, who is African American, said she didn’t see many black female Ph.D. role models in science-focused fields back home in Fairfax County, Va., a suburb of Washington.“It’s hard to, I guess, pursue a field where you don’t think you would fit before you’re even there,” she said.The Millennium Scholars program at Pennsylvania
On Dec 5th 2019, The Senate passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students.The legislation also would simplify the federal form used to apply for student financial aid.Although the amended bill has yet to go before the House, it was applauded as a rare instance of cooperation in a Congress that has remained deeply divided over a range of issues.“This is an example of
Celebrating Black Excellence in the Many Forms past, present, future. Spencer Tate ’22 Violinist & Engineer
Spencer Tate ’22 is passionate about both the sciences and the arts. He is a prospective Engineering major and Music minor and is involved with extracurriculars related to those interests. Tate is a member of the college’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and a math tutor for the Chester Children’s Chorus. As a musician, Tate is a classical violinist in the Fetter Chamber Music Group, the principal second violinist for the orchestra, and plays other instruments informally with
Black Computer Scientist Overcame Colorism & is example of Black Excellence from invention that ALL PC’s are based upon + 20 other patents.
Advancements in computer science and other STEM areas usually conjure names such as the late Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Burt Rutan. Yet there are a plethora of lesser-known engineers and inventors developing landmark technologies for companies worldwide, one being computer scientist Mark E. Dean (born March 2, 1957). He is credited with making computers more accessible and powerful, dramatically changing the way people work.Born in Jefferson City, Tenn., Dean was a tinker from the beginning. He
Young STEM Activist Says United Airlines Accommodated Bigot’s Request Not To Sit Next To Her Because She’s Black
“I was so unbothered. It was his loss,” Taylor Richardson said of the incident in a tweet.Before a flight departed in the friendly skies, things turned sour after a Black teenager alleged that a man refused to sit next to her because she was Black. Taylor Richardson, an esteemed STEM advocate and teenager from Jacksonville, Florida, detailed the incident on Twitter after her return flight home from Denver, Colorado. According to the 16-year-old, United Airlines accommodated the man’s request to