ONR Distinguished Lecture Series

ONR Distinguished Lecture Series:
"The Underutilization and Over-Performance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in U.S. STEM Talent Development"

Dr. Dorothy Huston (moderator) - Founder/CEO, TMT Group, Inc.
Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young - Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morgan State University
Dr. S. Keith Hargrove - Dean, College of Engineering, Tennessee State University
Dr. Kendall Harris - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Southern University
Dr. Victor McCrary - Member, National Science Board, Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs, University of the District of Columbia
Ms. Veronica Nelson - Executive Director, Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE)
Dr. Sonya Stephens - Associate Dean, College of Science and Technology Associate Professor, Mathematics, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

The eye-opening report "Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs): America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce—released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)—shines a much-needed spotlight on MSIs as critical, yet largely undervalued, resources for national STEM talent. Consider that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), in particular, account for 1.9 percent of U.S. institutions of higher learning, yet they generate roughly 25 percent of African-American STEM graduates. The over-performance of HBCUs in training a diverse cadre of scholars, innovators and technicians prepared to tackle the nation's science and technology challenges makes understanding how to empower these institutions critical to maintaining scientific preeminence on the world stage. This panel will feature open dialog about the strides made and obstacles faced by HBCUs in strengthening and expanding STEM workforce training. Over the course of the session, HBCU faculty, administrators and advocates will explore the role of HBCUs in STEM talent development, drawing on practical experiences and key research findings.

Event Details

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Office of Naval Research
Bobby Junker Executive Conference Center
14th Floor, One Liberty Center
875 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203

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