April 16, 2022 at 4:06 pm #5663
As an HBCU grad I’ve been told my undergraduate institution is sub-par based solely on the fact that it is a Historically Black College and University. I am a proud graduate of Spelman College, the number one HBCU in the world! HBCU’s are the the top producers of Black STEM professionals. Check out this article discussing the importance of HBCU’s to the preparation of women pursuing graduate careers. This article uniquely highlights Spelman College and their reputation for advancing Black women into STEM careers.April 29, 2022 at 1:22 pm #5676
The STEM work force needs diversification. This article discusses how HBCU’s play a large role in producing a diverse work force, will having limited resources. HBCU’s produce faculty that look like their student body so that these faculty can be an inspire students to go into their preferred field creating a cycle of some sort. The presence of faculty that looks like you and can relate to your struggles is paramount in the success of students and in the diversifiction of the work force.
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JME-01-2016-0011/full/html?casa_token=9rZ-Hk6G3WoAAAAA:Ad4Umu36VY337jolRsLDi7bE4BuCajyC4KQ8MUyIX-EHGgBwatVNe0Mj1qFmJT49nvC4ovy2mYhXtu62dBOhi1TBA-0W-0Zc2-jGXfZic-4Ial54jAsMay 18, 2022 at 12:10 am #5689
Morehouse has consistently ranked among the top producers of Black Male doctoral degree recipients by the NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics Survey of Earned Doctorates. Recently, Morehouse was ranked and the primary producer!
Check out the article below discussing how HBCU’s lead the pack in producing Black doctoral recipients!May 18, 2022 at 12:27 am #5690
Mentorship can determine your success in a graduate program. A mentee-mentor relationship at HBCU’s goes beyond just guiding students on education and career choices. Mentors becomes part of your family, they celebrate life milestones, they offer support in times of struggle and triumph. Check out this article discussing how mentorship is a building block in the success of students and faculty at HBCU’s!June 10, 2022 at 5:14 pm #5787
HBCU’s are important cultural centers for Black students, they’re also important in cultivating racial and scientific identities for students. Check out the article below which describes HBCU’s as a launching pad for students into a predominately white field.June 10, 2022 at 5:33 pm #5788
Ocean science research benefits from the addition of diverse voices from HBCU’s. This federally funded REU partnership between Savannah State University (SSU) and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, and an internship/graduate program between SSU and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography provides opportunities for Black students to participate in marine research and contribute to the diversification of the ocean science field. Check out the article below discussing the details of these two programs!
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