HBCUs tops in making African American STEM Ph.D.s

Inside Higher Ed reported this week that a new document from the National Science Foundation says that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) educate a disproportionate share of African American women and men who go on to earn Ph.D.s in the STEM fields.

AAAS Conference Says Broad Participation in S&T Education, Careers Drives U.S. Innovation

Support for research-minded students at the nation's historically black colleges and universities can help the United States remain competitive in the global market for science and technology talent, according to speakers at a AAAS-organized research conference in Washington, D.C.

Southern Education Foundation: STEM Report


 Historically Black Colleges and Universities make a disproportionately large contribution to the STEM pipeline, using best practices to prepare African Americans for advancement to graduate studies and success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers

Florida A&M’s CESTA forms BioEnergy Group to Develop Renewable and Sustainable Sources of Energy


Americans have become accustomed to living a certain lifestyle and the bio-energy research being conducted at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) will aid in maintaining that and more.

Hampton University Students Win First Place at NASA Pre-Service Teacher Contest

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 Hampton, VA -Students from Hampton University received first place at the NASA/Pre-Service Teacher Program STEM Lesson Plan Contest on April 23 at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.  These future teachers were required to develop, implement and submit a documented lesson plan incorporating the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Kentucky State University:  NSF Kentucky-West Virginia Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)


Kentucky State University is a partner of the NSF Kentucky-West Virginia Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). The main intent of the program is to increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Two main activities carried at KSU at present are:

1. A three-week on campus Summer Bridge Program for Kentucky high school students/incoming freshman with an interest in STEM disciplines. The participants attend inquiry-based workshops/labs in STEM disciplines such as: physical science, natural science, computer science, and mathematics. The students also have the opportunity to visit research laboratories at near by research-intensive institutions. Additionally, they visit KSU’s state-of-the-art Aquaculture Center and State Forensic Laboratory.

2. KSU science majors have opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in STEM Disciplines under the guidance of participating faculty and land grant investigators.

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation Awards Monster Worldwide Scholarships to Young STEM Scholars


The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation awarded today ten outstanding young scholars with a $1,000 college scholarship to pursue college majors and careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a grant from Monster Worldwide.