More STEM opportunities offered to students from diverse backgrounds
Chance Glenn (The Introducer #3) is leveraging his position as Dean at the College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences at Alabama A&M University to ensure that the uni creates opportunities that promote social inclusion. Chance says:
‘We lead the state in the number of African Americans who get STEM degrees here. Just about 45 or so percent in our college are female. We are contributing in those key areas of diversity for STEM education. That’s a big deal.’
Indeed, come May, the college will gain international exposure as the AAMU Motorsports team will compete at Formula SAE Michigan, a competition that challenges undergraduate and graduate students from across the world to build their own racecar. A&M is one of 120 teams registered, and one of the few HBCUs to participate. Students began recruiting their team in September, and are now in the process of physically creating their car. This is just one example of an opportunity that has already attracted students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
To read more on the fantastic work that Chance is leading, please follow this link.
In support of the children being held in detention centers
We’re particularly proud of Mandy Manning’s commitment to support children held in detention centers across the USA. Earlier this month, Mandy (The Introducer #9, Education), was in El Paso for the #TeachInForFreedom meet-up, to demand the release of immigrant children being held across the United States. This all-day event was about immigration and child detention, along with all the things that the community can do together to ensure that these children are freed.
You can find out more about the Teachers Against Child Detention movement here.
Diversity in Blockchain
Work Wide Women supports women and companies who’re addressing issues of diversity management and inclusion. And this is exactly what League Member, Caterina Ferrara (The Introducer #11 – Women Leaders in Blockchain) did when she founded Blockchain Ladies, a community of women collaborating on blockchain projects across the globe. Work Wide Women has recognized Caterina’s achievements, citing her as being inspirational as a #cryptoinfluencer, #communitybuilder, and expert in #blockchain. You can read the full article here – but please note that it’s in Italian (we used Google Translate!).
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