‘We Did Not Prepare Them’: More Black Students Are Needed In STEM, Educator Says State and Parents Must Do Better to Improve Readiness

Vice President Kamala Harris placed added focus on the need for more science, technology, engineering and math at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country during an HBCU Week speech she gave at Virginia’s Hampton University on Sept. 10. But encouraging more Black students into STEM-related careers is easier said than done.