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Expert invites more black students to science

By staff and wire services reports
October 24th, 2013

There are far too few black students in science, math and technology programs, according to a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, GPB reports. Dr. Cardinal Warde spoke Tuesday to a group of students at Fort Valley State University, a historically black college in middle Georgia. Warde, an MIT engineering professor, said black students lag behind others in science, technology, engineering and math programs also known as STEM education. “It’s a good news, bad news story,” explained Warde. “The bad news is that there are not enough of us in the STEM disciplines and while we’ve had some very prestigious innovators in STEM going all the way back to the turn of the century, we continue to lag behind minority groups in the number and the percentage of our people who are going into the STEM disciplines.”

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