There are 103 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) in the United Stated. HBCU’s have existed for for over 200 years and deliver over 27% of the STEM graduates while educating only 10% of the African Americans in higher education in the US. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the expertise, innovation, entrepreneurialism and manpower/woman power of this critical American heritage to be part of the solution for semi-conductor re-birth in the US. Other countries are positioned to far exceed the US in moving to the next level. How does the US win in this race? Use all the best talent available.

Presenter: Valinda Scarbro Kennedy, IBM Global University Specialty Programs Manager. Valinda and her team work with higher education leadership worldwide in Medical Institutions and Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) providing access to industry resources to bridge the gap between academic programs and high demand career skills. The team works with medical/nursing/life sciences/pharmaceutical institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to provide faculty and students industry experiences using IBM’s academic program for no-charge access to resources. The goal is to build critical skills with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, internet-of-things, data science, design thinking, cyber security, blockchain and other hot technology areas through engagement with academic, government and industry leaders to augment education to include the accelerated use of advanced technology into most disciplines.

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