Black Family Conference Will Crush Myths About African Americans and STEM

Hampton University is set to hold its 38th Annual Conference on the Black Family on March 16-18. The focus of the conference will be to dispel myths that abound as to why African Americans are underrepresented in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

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Speaking at the conference will be experts from academia, the federal government, health professions and advocacy organizations. Among these experts will be Dr. Luther Williams, a professor emeritus at Tuskegee University, and the former assistant director of education and human resources at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Williams will deliver the opening keynote address.

Dr. James Hubbard, Jr., a Samuel P. Langley distinguished professor at University of Maryland, College Park; and the director of Morpheus Laboratory; as well as director of the Center for Adaptive Aerospace Vehicle Technology (National Institute of Aerospace) will deliver a mid-event keynote.

The closing keynote address will be delivered by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Ph.D., the author of Teach Students How to Learn; and former assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry, as well as Director Emerita for the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana …read more      

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