Science

Fayetteville State University was awarded a $2.3 million grant to advance its STEM education initiatives.

Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Clark Atlanta University alumna Danielle Mitchell is on a mission to increase the representation of Black women in the clinical research industry.

Spelman College has teamed up with the nonprofit SMASH for an initiative aimed at increasing the representation of Black women in STEM.

NFL player Emmanuel Ellerbee has founded a nonprofit designed to introduce student-athletes to STEM.

Lindsay Davis is the first Black student to earn a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Vanessa E. Wyche will become the first Black woman to serve as the director of a NASA center.

Monique Mendes is the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett is leading the effort to find a cure for COVID-19.

President Obama's legacy includes strong support for the sciences.

West Virginia State University will create a bronze statue and scholarship fund in honor of NASA’s Katherine Johnson.

Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr.—America’s first Black astronaut—was recently honored for his contributions to space exploration.