On February 20, Jared C. Avery, associate director for the Office of Access and Success at the Association for Public & Land-grant-Universities, served as a panelist for the 3rd Annual National Society of Black Engineers Public Policy Symposium at Carnegie Mellow University.
The panel discussion focused on strategies that lead to STEM student success from both a policy and practice standpoint. Avery was joined on the panel by professionals from both education non-profit and secondary education sector.
“Education remains an important vehicle on the road to social mobility. Unfortunately, there are factors impacting the success of students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds (i.e., Black students) that remain an issue of concern for education stakeholders,” said Avery. “I believe this is especially true for students that may have the intellectual ability to have success in STEM, but may lack the needed resources to succeed. I am happy that we had this enraging conversation.”
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