Engineering College Dean To Speak On The History Of Blacks In STEM Fields


History of Blacks in Stem: Not Hidden Figures is the title of the talk Dr. Stephanie Adams will give at Metro Community College on Monday, April 16th.

Adams is the Dean of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was with the UNL College of Engineering from 1998 to 2008, concluding her time there as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. 

Adams says the award-winning 2016 movie, Hidden Figures, brought to light for the public what she and her colleagues in the STEM fields have known for years.

“There’s been an effort for 40 years to increase the number of women and people of color in STEM. The movie just gave us a public visual of the role that African Americans have played in STEM, the challenges they faced, and…

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