Mary Baldwin College Seeks to Increase Black Women in STEM Fields

mbclogo_colorMary Baldwin College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Staunton, Virginia, has announced a new initiative to increase the number of Black and other minority women in STEM disciplines. African Americans make up 24 percent of the undergraduate student body at the college.

The Advance Achievement for Minority Women in STEM program will provide scholarships, research opportunities, and travel expenses for Black and other minority women so they can attend professional conferences and seminars.

The goal of the new program is to increase the number of minority women who graduate with degrees in STEM fields by 30 percent over the next three years.

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