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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

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Blacks — and Especially Hispanics — Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Burgeoning STEM Careers, Pew Study Reports 

While careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain among the fasting-growing areas in America’s workforce, the disparity of people filling those positions also continues to grow. Nicole Acevedo of NBC News has reported that “Latino and Black workers remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce compared with their share…

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NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Creates Nonprofit to Teach Black and Latinx Students STEM Skills

Years after retiring from the basketball court, legendary player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still making impressive plays. Only now he’s doing it with his nonprofit, the Skyhook Foundation, a group that’s been helping to teach underserved Black and Latinx students science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) — highly valued skills that…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover Discusses Sustaining HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were born out of necessity and have helped Black students achieve greatness and contribute to innovation worldwide. HBCUs have positive social and economic impacts for their communities. They generate a total of $14.8 billion for their local and regional economies and create over 134,000…

Five Years and Growing… Mastercard Commits to Reaching 1M Girls Globally by 2025 with Signature STEM Education Platform

Girls4TechTM is designed to help young girls become technology workplace leaders of tomorrow Originally Published by Mastercard. Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of the hottest technology fields today, with job opportunities continuing to grow across both. However, worldwide, women make up less than 20 percent of the professionals in…

Girl Develop It Accused of Racism Toward Black Web Developers

Chapter leaders of Girl Develop It, a national tech education nonprofit, in Wilmington, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Oakland, among other cities, have stepped down because of diversity and inclusion negligence. The latest: Philadelphia’s chapter leader, Susan Nieman, who resigned with an open letter on Tuesday: “With no substantive change,…