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This week the Urban Institute released a report entitled Capacity Building to Diversify STEM: Realizing Potential among HBCUs. The report evaluates the National Science Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) grantees and has some powerful results.

Too often HBCUs are underresourced, and many cater to students who are from academically and/or economically-challenged backgrounds. In addition to smaller endowments, these two factors make it difficult for HBCUs to fully realize their potential for producing black scientists and engineers. The National Science Foundation initiated HBCU-UP to bolster the resources and strengths of HBCUs.

To read the full, original article click on this link: Black Colleges' Success in STEM - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Author: Marybeth Gasman