ERN Conference Lead Wins National HBCU Education Award!
Dr. Iris Wagstaff ’96 was awarded the 2019 HBCU Alumni of the Year Award from the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance Award for her work in STEM Education. The DC Metro Alumni Alliance Award was presented to her at the 3rd Annual HBCU Alumni Black-Tie Gala held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. This gala was created to celebrate the history, legacy, and community involvement of HBCU alumni. The honorees are those who have had a significant impact on their community and in their careers.
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Conference Highlights Innovative Work of Emerging Researchers
Communicating the value of their work, cultivating personal interests and forging new connections pave the road for emerging researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to thrive in degree programs and the global STEM workforce, said speakers at an annual conference for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM.
The Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (ERN), held in Washington, D.C., on February 21-23, 2019, hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation’s Division of Human Resource Development, provides STEM students, especially underrepresented students such as African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives and those with disabilities, opportunities to hone critical skills necessary to advance their scientific careers.
Now in its ninth year, the annual conference held in February in Washington, D.C., underscored “the breadth and depth of areas that your STEM background can be applied to, to solve some very complex and challenging real-world problems,” Iris R. Wagstaff, a AAAS STEM program director and program lead for the ERN Conference, said to participants.
More than 1,300 participants attended the conference, most students who represented more than 250 colleges and universities, including 51 historically black colleges and universities.
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Tuskegee Students Honored at Emerging Researchers National STEM Conference
Tuskegee University was well-represented at the recent Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Washington, D.C. The annual conference seeks to help undergraduate and graduate students enhance their science communication skills and to better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce.
In addition to providing students with professional development that enhances their classroom studies, the conference provides students with a forum to compete in several different poster and oral presentation categories.
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