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North Carolina A&T State University has collaborated with three other universities and recently launched the Center for Advancing STEM Leadership.

The strategies of the Center will come from studying the historical and current strategies used by Historically Back Colleges and Universities (HBCU) who are producing underrepresented minority graduates. They will conduct research over the next two years to test their hypothesis- the success of HBCU in broadening STEM participation has been due, in large measure, to an identifiable set of leadership styles and strategies that may be transferable to other institution types.

“As an extension of the university’s commitment to educate STEM leaders of the future, N.C. A&T is pleased to join this partnership,” said North Carolina A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr. “The National Science Foundation’s generosity and partnerships like these are critical to advancing the ever-changing landscape of STEM research.”

The Center is made possible by a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation. North Carolina A&T joined with the University of the Virgin Islands, Fielding Graduate University and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.