ASU people, programs and events address low representation of Black professionals in STEM
Several ASU programs and organizations seek to help Black students in their academic and professional development in STEM fields. One recent effort was the Black Women in Engineering Faculty Panel hosted by the Multicultural Communities of Excellence. Panelists included Fulton Schools Assistant Professor Brooke Coley, a racial equity scholar. She talked about cultural barriers that continue to make it difficult to achievement equality in STEM and other professions. Other speakers discussed similar social and educational inequities. Fulton Schools materials science and engineering student Tochukwu Anyigbo, a co-vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers, said the organization is working with major companies to provide students professional growth opportunities and cohosting the upcoming Black Professional Conference at ASU.
See Also: Black Women in Engineering panel provides perspective for students pursuing careers in STEM, ASU News, February 15