New Approaches to STEM Engage Traditionally Underrepresented Students

Posted by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education on July 20, 2021

As STEM educators endeavor to engage students from traditionally underrepresented populations, they are emphasizing innovative approaches that explore intersections with the arts, humanities, business and sports.

When Dr. Felesia Stukes joined the faculty at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in 2017, she was the first Black computer science faculty member in the HBCU’s 150-year history. Today, she is working hard to lay a foundation for her students to become future colleagues.

Part of that process requires understanding the reasons why students of color all too often choose not to pursue STEM fields despite interest and ability.

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