2019 MSEIP/Science Consortium of Minority Schools Conference supports the overarching goal to:
1) improve the percentage of change in the number of African American students and women enrolled full-time in STEM degree programs; and
2) who graduate within six years of enrollment in selected HBCUs.
The conference is convened to assess and improve the mechanism for shared resources across schools for improving student achievement, test scores, graduation rates, and selection of science and engineering careers.
The Consortium believes this MSEIP conference has the potential of contributing to the nation’s diverse pool of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals through exposing faculty and students to career pathways such the biomedical sciences and research and the health professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing and other allied health fields.
"Empowering Minority Students into STEM is supported in part by the Department of Education: Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program Award: P120A180072; the Meharry-Vanderbilt-Alliance, Tennessee Area Health Education Centers: GRANT NO.: U77HP03040, the National Library of Medicine/Environmental Health Partnership and the American College of Cardiology. The views and opinions of the presenters are those of the presenters and are not attributable to or endorsed by the grantors."