As part of TMCF's Payne Global Initiative (PGI), Taylor along with a delegation of senior staff and distinguished faculty from
Mindful of America's global challenges in science and technology, Taylor said, "The statistical snapshot of African-Americans in STEAM compels us to engage our 47 member-schools in creating partnerships not just in our own country, but abroad as well in order to fuel the production of human capital in STEAM."
With some sense of urgency, Taylor expressed that HBCUs must realign our priorities to revitalize the professoriate in science and technology, while focusing heavily on engaging undergraduate students in STEAM. For the U.S. to remain vital in today's scientific enterprise there's a critical need to broaden opportunities for students and faculty to travel, learn and experience academic life in the classrooms and research labs. At the same time, TMCF recognizes the importance of producing global citizens who have the capacity to enrich the frontier of human knowledge. In partnership with three world-class universities, TMCF is crafting new and innovative ways for public HBCUs to play a more prominent role in the all-important marketing of American ingenuity in science and technology.
To launch the partnership, TMCF will host a "
Specifically, TMCF has established a long-term partnership with
Founded in 1912, and located in the heart of
Through this type of partnership, public HBCUs have a unique opportunity to alter the racial/ethnic makeup of students incurring degrees in the sciences. Serving as an important spark to the American economy, they will be better prepared to extend educational access and opportunity through the trilogy of teaching, research and public service, while contributing to the stock of human capital. Their prominence is inextricably tied to their ability to produce global citizens who have the knowledge and the skills to contribute to the marketplace of ideas and innovation in science and technology. Given the rapid pace of change in the global scientific enterprise, public HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges, while at the same time, facing unprecedented opportunities for growth and development. As the world enters a new era of dramatic progress in science and technology, like most American universities, public HBCUs and TMCF are heavily and wisely engaging, innovating and investing in STEAM.
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