The diversity we see in higher education today started from a person who dared to believe. It started with the understanding that no one is a monopoly of knowledge. Black females today in the fields of STEM should take a moment to reflect on where it began. Who dared to say “I will enter thatContinue reading “Women’s History Month: Marie Maynard Daly”
From March 1 to March 31 the United States celebrates women’s history. We take the time to commemorate outstanding women who etched pivotal moments in history. It was women who pioneered efforts to be seen, recognized, and praised for all they were as women; independent of children or men. Just as women. This month, theContinue reading “Women’s History Month: A black perspective.”
Mae Jemison Image obtained from Encyclopedia Britannica As the first African American woman to travel into space, doctor and engineer Mae Jemison is the epitome of maximizing one’s intellect regardless of societal limitations. Mae Carol Jemison was the daughter of an elementary school teacher (mother) and maintenance supervisor (father.) Inspired by Nichelle Nichols’s performance asContinue reading “Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (IV)”
Jerry Lawson Though Jerry Lawson is not a household name, his product has been bringing joy to many homes for decades. If you have ever put a cartridge or a disc into a gaming system, you have benefitted from Lawson’s work. Lawson was one of the first Black engineers in Silicon Valley in the 1970sContinue reading “Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (III)”
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to be seated as a congresswoman in the year 1968. She was also the first woman and African American to contest for the highest office in the nation from one of the two major political parties in 1972. She once said, “I want to be remembered as a woman…who dared to be a catalyst of change.”
In honor of black history month, BSC aims to showcase and celebrate black excellence, to remind ourselves and others that black individuals have always been and continue to be more than capable. Ranging from leading figures in pop culture and civil rights activism to science and politics pioneers, together we will give voice to inspirationalContinue reading “Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History”
Below you will find the election platforms for all BSC members who are running as executive team candidates. Voting will end Friday, April 23. Presidential Candidate Josh West My name is Josh West and I am a current Junior Computer Science major from Nashville, TN. I believe that the Black STEM Coalition fills a needContinue reading “BSC 2021-2022 Executive Election Platforms”
Ann Quaicoe Centre College Class of 2017 Psychology Major with Anthropology/Sociology Minor Worcester, MA by way of Kumasi, Ghana Ann Quaicoe has been able to work in the healthcare field as a behavioral therapist for children on the autism spectrum. She has also worked as a mental health associate in an emergency department. AnnContinue reading “5 Things I Wish I Knew as a STEM Student”
WHAT: Centre BSC and LSAMP sponsored convocation featuring Dr. Iris Wagstaff. WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2021 – 7:00pm (virtual) HOW: This event is the brainchild of Centre Black STEM Coalition members Princess Allotey ’21, Temi Haastrup ’24, Professor Demoranville and Dean Goldey. They collaborated during the fall to plan this convocation. Centre Black STEM CoalitionContinue reading “Centre Convocation: Supporting Emerging Researchers in STEM”
By Spencer Overstreet ‘16 Spencer Overstreet Centre College Class of 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major Lancaster, Kentucky Spencer Overstreet is in pharmacy school pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer’s hometown is Lancaster, Kentucky just 10 minutes away from Centre College. Her favorite experience at Centre was leading theContinue reading “5 Things I Wish I Knew as a STEM student”
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