Less than one half of undergraduates with engineering or science majors pursue a career in the field of science, according to a Georgetown University study published last month.
Promising students lose interest in STEM fields by their second or third year of college, undermining national goals of creating a new generation of engineers and STEM educators. What’s more, this phenomenon is more pronounced at elite universities.
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite growing public awareness and collective efforts to increase the ranks of U.S. minority college students seeking degrees in STEM fields, their supporters and advocates still struggle with many of the same issues today as they did several decades ago, a panel of educators says.
At a time when the United States graduates too few students, particularly minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), UMBC’s students excel in these areas.
According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, 65 percent of those with bachelor’s degrees in a STEM-related job earn more than those with master’s degrees in non-STEM occupations.
ALBANY, GA — The U.S. Department of Education announced that nine Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges will share $23.5 million from two federal grants. The money is for improving the colleges’ abilities to serve African-American and low- and middle-income students.
Boosting college graduation rates for racial minority groups would help to reduce disparities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, according to a study released Monday by the Commerce Department.
ATLANTA — Morehouse College in Atlanta has agreed to pay $1.2 million to end a federal investigation into what officials call the misuse of funds intended to promote scientific study, the U.S. Department of Justice announced late Friday.
The validity of today’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a debate that seems to come up every year. While they may not serve the exact same purpose as they did in the past, in my opinion they are needed just as much, if not more.
As the college graduates of the Class of 2011 prepare for the work place, we look at ten African-American students who will not go un-noticed. These students of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide showcase the results of consistent hard work and dedication.