Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HBCU Alumni Alliance Partners with Kaiser Permanente to Present STEM Workshop For Minority Students Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockville, MD

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Science, Technology Engineering and Math

Washington, D.C. — The Washington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. (DCHBCUAA), in collaboration with their community partner, Kaiser Permanente, will present a STEM workshop for minority high school students in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
This free workshop will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kaiser Permanente Headquarters, 2101 Jefferson St., Rockville, MD.

The HBCU Alumni Alliance is a non-profit community-based organization that consists of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Alumni chapters in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Its mission is to strengthen the community by providing programs that address the needs of African Americans, particularly in the areas of Health and Wellness, Hunger, and Higher Education. “Our STEM program is unique because graduates of HBCU’s who are actively working in STEM related fields will be presenting experiments and demonstrations and serving as subject matter experts, sharing valuable best practices with the students,” said DCHBCUAA President Jaime Tettey, an alumna of Hampton University in Virginia. With this workshop, she said, DCHBCUAA hopes to:
  • Increase minority student’s awareness of opportunities in STEM-related occupations.
  • Provide opportunities for the students to interact with professionals in various STEM fields to network and develop relationships for future coaching and mentorship opportunities.
  • Prepare the students to be the next generation of STEM professionals, bridging the racial gap in STEM education.
The Alumni Alliance was formed in 2012 to support the mission of HBCU’s by increasing the membership of participating alumni chapters; collaborating on philanthropic efforts; and promoting a higher awareness of HBCU opportunities among underprivileged, minority high school students. The nonprofit started out with just four charter members, and it has now grown to comprise nearly 50 local alumni HBCU chapters. For additional information, please contact Sam Washington at communictions@dchbcu.org.

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