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A New Orleans-based nonprofit working to make STEM education accessible has received a grant from the NBA Foundation. The post New Orleans-Based STEM Education-Focused Nonprofit Receives NBA Foundation Grant appeared first on NewsOne.

The accomplishment that landed American physician and former NASA astronaut Mae Carol Jemison into the annals of history is quite an inspiring feat. In September 12, 1999, Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly into space. The post Mae Jemison Became The First Black Woman To Fly To Space On This Day In 1992 appeared first on NewsOne.

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Actress Sonequa Martin-Green is empowering the next generation of STEM innovators through a new partnership with Frito-Lay Variety Packs. The post Actress Sonequa Martin-Green Supports STEM Education Initiative appeared first on NewsOne.


The HBCU STEM scholarship initiative FOSSI has raised $17 million to provide grants for scholars in need.


Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $12 million to a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating medical school expenses for BIPOC students.

A handful of lost souls caught a break nearly 30 years ago when their remains were uncovered lying underneath a Health building at Virginia Commonwealth University back in 1994. The search continues today to find enough DNA on those over 50 bodies found that can hopefully be linked back to living descendants.


It has taken 25 years of planning and preparation for the James Webb Space Telescope to finally reach this moment.

Thirty-three-year-old astronaut Jessica Watkins will spend six months up in the cosmos working as a mission specialist on NASA's SpaceX Crew-4. She will be the first Black woman to step foot in the International Space Station.