NSF-funded grant partnership to promote computer science careers among African-American girls

September 28, 2018

Contact: Brittney Dabney, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing


Tuskegee University is one of three universities to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation that will help better prepare African-American high school girls for the computer science workforce. The program will address pressing needs of the computer science workforce, including a drastic lack of female computer science professionals of color.  

The collaborative project between the Tuskegee University, University of Alabama and Oakland University in Michigan — “bLack Girls from Alabama for Computing (LeGACy)” — will prepare African-American girls in high schools throughout Alabama to take the new College Board Advanced Placement (AP) course in…

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