Promoting attainment of African American women in the stem fields: Lessons from historically black colleges and universities

Marybeth Gasman, Laura W. Perna

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Abstract

In this chapter, we consider the lessons that may be learned from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) about how to promote degree attainment for African American women in STEM fields. Specifically, we examine the presence of African American women in the STEM fields, discuss the conventional wisdom on the preparation of STEM graduates, as well as the role that HBCUs play in promoting the success of African American women. We conclude with recommendations for improving the degree attainment of African American women in STEM fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen of Color in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Directions and New Perspectives
EditorsGaetane Jean-Marie, Brenda Lloyd-Jones
Pages73-88
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDiversity in Higher Education
Volume10
ISSN (Print)1479-3644

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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