The BEYA Leading Voices Summer Seminar is only a week away. The seminar will focus on the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to increase semiconductor production in the US and establish the National Network for Microelectronics Research and Development.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a vital role in producing STEM graduates from underrepresented communities, and the seminar will provide insights into their current status and future opportunities.
The event will feature vice presidents of research from HBCUs and will be moderated by Dr. Victor McCrary, vice president for research at the University of the District of Columbia.
Nate Crews, CEO of Business Transformation Consulting Services, will also join the panel. The theme of the summit is partnerships between HBCUs, tech companies, and other institutions to drive innovation and promote diverse and inclusive research ecosystems.
Attendees can join the conversation about the representation of minorities in research on the STEM City USA and BEYA STEM DTX platforms on July 28. Click here to register.
The seminar will also highlight the importance of authentic partnerships between Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) and HBCUs in advancing national research and STEM participation.
Distinguished speakers for the event include Dr. Wayne Gersie, vice president for diversity and inclusion at Michigan Technological University, and Dr. Isaac Porche, the National Security Analysis mission area executive at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
The one-day summit will occur virtually through the BEYA and STEM City USA platforms, providing an interactive environment for attendees to connect with the speakers. Register here to join the informative summit and explore the groundbreaking work at HBCUs.