Penn GSE CMSI

Request for Proposals: HBCUs as Leaders and Teachers in STEM Education

With funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Center for MSIs at Penn GSE is launching a new initative to elevate the role and approach of HBCUs in STEM education. We will uncover the approaches to learning that put HBCUs out in front with regard to STEM education so that all colleges and universities can use these approaches.  We will also establish HBCUs as leaders in STEM on a national scale.  More specifically, our objectives are to:

  1. Identify, document, and communicate efficient, effective, and scalable models of success in STEM education at HBCUs;
  2. Improve the capacity of HBCUs to strengthen current models of success in STEM education and to develop additional approaches;
  3. Strategically disseminate the findings not only to HBCUs, but also to all colleges and universities, funders, media outlets, scholars and policymakers; and
  4. Build alliances across HBCUs and majority institutions to improve STEM capacity among African Americans and other under represented students.

To view the Request for Proposals for this project, click here