Educator: Black students face barriers to STEM


Black students are underrepresented in STEM for various reasons, including racism and stereotyping, but there are ways to bring about change, writes James Holly Jr., an assistant professor of Urban STEM Education at Wayne State University. In this commentary, Holly shares resources and writes about three ways to boost STEM among Black students, such as shining light on the STEM achievements of Black people, including Dr. Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist who developed technology to treat cataracts.

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