STEM

Actress Sonequa Martin-Green is empowering the next generation of STEM innovators through a new partnership with Frito-Lay Variety Packs.

Businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith donated $15 million to his alma mater Cornell University to create pathways in STEM for underserved and underrepresented students.

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.

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $12 million to a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating medical school expenses for BIPOC students.

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

Aliyah Griffith made history by becoming the first Black scholar to earn a graduate degree in marine sciences from the University of North Carolina.

The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners has invested $5 million in HBCUs to increase representation in the engineering industry.

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

Author Andrea Stephenson and her 6-year-old son released a book designed to teach youth about Black STEM pioneers.

Livingstone College received a $2.24 million endowment to advance its STEM initiatives.

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