use_0685-copyHow do you entice a bunch of squirming children to settle down, take turns asking questions, introduce themselves and explain how to program a robot? Engage them in hands-on science. That is precisely what took place on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Howard University as part of Black Press Week in Washington, D.C.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Foundation held a ground-breaking summit “Best Practices in STEM” with a Fiber Optics inventor, two NASA Roboticists and a women’s robotics team. Sound routine? Anything but, since every person presenting was African American and the audience was comprised of Howard University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and over 80 Black and Hispanic students from local schools representing grades 3-6.
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