We are the future. We are the Centre Black STEM Coalition.
We, as an organization, seek to empower and support Black students interested in pursuing STEM majors, minors, pre-professional and dual-degree programs. This will be done by:
- Cultivating a community of STEM-oriented Black students and supporting other Black students interested in STEM, with a focus on first years and rising sophomores.
- Providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive space for productive discourse on experiences faced by Black students in STEM.
- Developing a network where Black Centre students can interact with Black Centre alumni who are working in or have worked in STEM fields.
- Building relationships with faculty and having interactions on issues faced by Black students in STEM.
- Advocating for the employment of Black faculty in STEM fields.
- Partnering with schools in the Danville community to develop programs focused on encouraging more Black students to pursue STEM fields.
Meet Our Executive Team
President – Temiloluwa Haastrup
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Vice President – Sharon Mega
Majors: Computer Science and Data Science
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Treasurer – Kasey Montgomery
Major: International Studies
Secretary – TBD
Public Relations Officer (PRO) –
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology