Updated: Sep 5, 2021
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have existed in our country for over 150 years. At one point in history, HBCUs were the only route available to higher education for African Americans. Though many roadblocks have been removed since the inception of HBCUs, the unique experience and quality of education they offer is still relevant and important in helping the next generation of STEM professionals "see possible" beyond perceived boundaries.
As most colleges reopen for face to face instruction, we decided to take a virtual road trip across the country to discover who’s who among aspiring STEM professionals attending HBCUs. Each student we met has an inspiring story of hard work and determination worth sharing and celebrating with our readers.
During the month of September, we will be extending our platform to several HBCU students pursuing degrees within the STEM disciplines. These students from around the nation, represent some of the finest examples of HBCU culture. They are the next generation of community leaders as they pursue their volunteer and faith-based engagements with the same excellence and diligence as they seek academic knowledge in the classroom. We congratulate them for their determination, pride, and scholarship, and we are truly honored to share their stories.
Our featured students were asked, "What does attending an HBCU mean to you?" and "What is your inspiration for pursing an education in STEM?" You can read their responses and their bio's below by clicking on the respective photos.