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Mentor inspires bold change in STEM studies at historically black colleges and universities

By Associated Engineering Press

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Metallurgical and materials engineer Viola Acoff has more than 20 years of experience broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Her efforts to spark interest in materials science and engineering among students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are transforming how these minority-serving institutions approach her field. Sources: National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation Tumblr

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: March 11, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features: