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 PennsylvaniaDetails
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 ofDetails
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 withDetails
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. HeDetails
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 toDetails
Chicago Organization Dedicated to Empowering Young Black Males hosts Man-Boy Breakfast at Bailly STEM Academy.
Gary Alumni Pathway to Students (GAPS) with the will host the Man-Boy Breakfast at Bailly STEM Academy on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The Man-Boy Breakfast (MBB) is the award-winning signature program on the Concerned Christian Men (CCM), a 21-year old organization dedicating to empowering young African American males to become responsible and contributing members of their communities. The MBB has served of 40,000 South and West Side Chicago elementary school boys since 1996.The breakfast willDetails
Amazon is preparing a new wave of thinker workers using robotics to help students learn to love STEM. Find out why.
Erin McCallum is excited for the weekend. She is looking forward to watching her teams compete in the FIRST Lego League competition — where students ages 9 to 16 join together with their coaches to pit the robots they built against teams from throughout the state, completing tasks on a thematic playing surface.“There’s a part of the competition where the students meet with a panel of judges to talk about their project and how they designed their robots to do certain things, how they learned toDetails
Black chemists and chemical engineers convene in St. Louis for five days of networking, workshops, presentations and job opportunities
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers was founded in 1972. The group held its annual conference in St. Louis.ST. LOUIS — The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) met in St. Louis recently for their annual meeting. There were over 500 of the most brilliant minds in the field STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) gathered from across America, CanadaDetails
Sydney-Marie Flowers, a STEM student from Cleveland, is only 16 but already will be fully set to become a licensed private pilot this year even though she doesn’t even have her driver’s license yet.Flowers was recognized as a top student at a local aviation camp and was chosen by a national camp sponsored by the U.S. Air Force in Tuskegee, Alabama, to be one of the attendees. What’s even more impressive about this achievement is that they only pick 20 students out of the whole country.As FlowersDetails
Senator Cory Booker greeting students after speaking at a criminal justice forum at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., in October.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York TimesSenator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday proposed investing $100 billion in historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, a broad proposal in a Democratic field that has offered varying plans to prop up this longstanding yet struggling arm of the educational system.ManyDetails