Black Lives Rising (in STEM)

December 02, 2016

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Executives meet at an IT Senior Management Forum gathering, a group that mentors senior African-American managers in STEM fields
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Mary Kay Magistad

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Education

Why having more black leaders in science and tech will boost America's future

As the nation's first African American president winds up his tenure with majority approval ratings, African Americans in science and tech are increasingly ascending to leadership positions in their own fields. But systemic problems, from childhood education on up, are still making it tough to get representative numbers of African Americans into science, technology, engineering and math.

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