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HBCUs and Chemical Engineering: Analysis of Baccalaureate Programs

Sheena Reeves, Audie Thompson


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provide significant STEM degrees to African Americans. Initiatives toward increasing diversity in STEM fields have been implemented by government and industry leaders. HBCUs annually award over 20% of all African American baccalaureate chemical engineering degrees. This speaks volume to the contribution HBCUs are making towards workforce diversity. This paper discusses the current statistics and impacts HBCUs have and could have in chemical engineering.


HBCU, Diversity, Minorities

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