Growing Diverse STEM Communities: Methodology, Impact, and Evidence

Editor : Ivory A. Toldson
Publication Date : November 15, 2019
ACS Symposium SeriesVol. 1328
ISBN13 : 9780841235328
eISBN : 9780841235304

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The president and CEO of The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network and former executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs shares research and perspectives on cultivating STEM talent at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). This chapter shares information on the QEM’s efforts to broaden participation in STEM fields, disparities in federal grant funding to HBCUs, the role of HBCUs in supporting Science and Engineering (S&E), drivers to HBCU grant productivity, and applying institutional theory to HBCU grant productivity. The conclusion calls for intensifying efforts to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM by assisting MSIs in developing and sustaining STEM programs.