Dr. Melanie McReynolds, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Rabinowitz Lab Group at Princeton University, shares her journey from Alcorn State University to the Ivy League, and the moments and people who helped in shaping her career.
HBCU Voices of STEM Excellence
Spelman College alumna and Johns Hopkins University assistant professor Risha Irvin discusses her path to STEM, the professors who influenced her career, and her work in public health advocacy and analysis in Baltimore City.
Tuskegee’s Clayton Yates discusses his historic $8.5 million grant to help black communities throughout Alabama reverse disparate impact of intractable diseases.
Tuskegee University alumna Dr. Carmel Martin-Fairey talks about her journey in STEM, how HBCUs cultivate science and tech expertise, and how personal grit determines success in competitive fields.
Virginia Union University alumna Shanta Whitaker shares her journey from Richmond to Yale, how HBCUs continue to train the best and brightest in health fields, and the first time she had a Slurpee.
Dr. Bozeman discusses his career path, the value of minority presence in competitive career fields, and the advantage of HBCU training.
Ryan Lang talks about balancing spirituality with medical professionalism and expertise, Oakwood’s STEM development brand, and the value of the HBCU baccalaureate training experience.
Dr. Gibbs joins us to discuss Stillman’s STEM brand, the transition from a private HBCU to Johns Hopkins University, and advice for HBCU scientists-in-training.
Dr. Womack joins us to discuss new STEM development programs from the United Negro College Fund, and his STEM career journey.
Morehouse College alumnus and Internal Medicine /Urgent Care Medicine Practitioner Robert Drummond joins us to discuss how Morehouse shaped his career, and the value of reaching back to bring others forward.
Jackson State University Biology Chair Timothy Turner discusses his path to leadership in academia and compares today’s students to those from 30 years ago.
Prairie View A&M alumna and immunologist Tonya Webb shares her path to a career in STEM, the value of STEM entrepreneurship (www.webbcures.com) and how to create pathways for future black scientists.
Over the last 20 years, Dr. A. James Hicks has helped more than 600,000 minority scientists to earn bachelors and advanced degrees in STEM fields. We talk with him about his STEM background and how the federal government has helped to diversify STEM professions.