Minority Affairs

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Thank You from the Committee on Minority Affairs

The Committee on Minority Affairs would like to thank everyone for submitting for National HBCUWeek! It was amazing to see and get to know members of CSW and spotlight them and their HBCU.Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) helped Black Americans pursue professional careers,earn graduate degrees, and advance their education […]

History of HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were established after the Civil War to provide African Americans with access to a full education. Cheyney University, the first HBCU, was founded in 1837 by Richard Humphreys to teach African Americans skills for employment. Thereafter, most were created by philanthropist and free blacks. […]

February 24th CSW Meeting: College Chemistry Achievement Awards and Featured Speaker Dr. Jeanita Pritchett, NIST

Schedule of Events: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Presentation of the 2021 College Chemistry Achievement Awards 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Jeanita Pritchett followed by Q&A View the collegiate honorees here! This event is over. You may view the recording here. Jeanita S. Pritchett, Ph.D. Leadership Coach| STEM Educator| […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carissa Hunter

Carissa Hunter Professional Experience: Academic and Student Affairs Coordinator, College of Science, George Mason University Education: Ph.D. Student at George Mason University Volunteer Activities: I have volunteered with the Committee of Minority Affairs for a year now. I have also volunteered with the Younger Chemist Committee. For the Committee on […]

Highlights from the Graduate Student Experience: Panel Discussion – February 23, 2021

On February 23rd, many students registered and attended the panel discussion focused on the graduate student experience. The student panel provided a lot of key points and takeaways from the discussion, including, but not limited to; how great graduate school is, but also hard; therapy is common and recommended; imposter […]