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The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities recently announced this year’s group of HBCU Scholars.
The HBCU Scholar Program, a partnership with NASA, encourages students to collaborate and innovate with NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Innovation Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC). Through this program, students partner with each other create technological advancements designed to improve their campus.
“We are looking forward to the new ideas that the Scholars develop at the MITTIC Hack-a-thon using NASA’s technology portfolio and our continued overall support of the HBCU community,” said MUREP manager Torry Johnson.
This year’s conference, “Raising the Bar: Forging Excellence Through Innovation & Leadership,” will give students the opportunity to learn how to use their leadership skills, innovate, and grow professionally and personally. They will also interact with each other and partners of the White House Initiative.
As sweeping legislation causes drastic changes in diversity efforts nationwide, HBCUs are more necessary than ever. This program offers young professionals the opportunity to grow in their desired industry. The list of the winners can be found here.
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Source: Black Enterprise