The University of the District of Columbia, the only public historically Black university in Washington, D.C., and Alabama A&M University, a historically Black university in Huntsville, Al, won the top prizes in a trivia game held during the all-digital BEYA STEM Conference held during Black History Month.
The quiz included fun facts and questions relating to the history of the 15 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with ABET-accredited engineering schools in the BEYA HBCU Village. The HBCU Villages at the BEYA STEM Conference allowed online participants to learn about the people, places, and history that make HBCUs unique.
“We wanted to ensure that we created an interactive environment in this digital twin,” said Tyrone Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group and BEYA Chairman. “The trivia games allowed participants to have fun but also learn more about these dynamic HBCUs, with the opportunity to win scholarships for their respective schools and teams.”
Individual points accumulated in the trivia game were applied to the total for a school’s score. The final tally was based on which school and village gained the most points and attracted the most visitors during the two-day event.
In first place was the University of District of Columbia, winning the grand prize of a $10,000 scholarship. Alabama A&M University came in second and took home a $5,000 scholarship.
Career Communications Group, Inc. produces the annual BEYA STEM Conference and is a leader in promoting multiculturalism and equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. For 35 years, the BEYA STEM Conference has been a leading event for professional development, networking, and providing a resource for minorities to feel empowered.