a group of young african-american girls looking at a computer set up at a table
Girls taking part in the 2019 RoboPlay competition organized by the UC Davis C-STEM Center. With a grant from NSF, the center is launching a new summer program to engage Black girls in engineering and robotics.

C-STEM Center Receives $2.4M Grant to Introduce African American Girls to Engineering and Robotics

"With a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education, or C-STEM, will establish a new initiative to introduce Black/African American girls to engineering and robotics and provide them with resources to lead in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, in their schools, communities and careers.

The Ujima Girls in Robotics Leadership Project is a free, hands-on engineering and robotics program that teaches girls in middle and high school engineering and leadership in a culturally relevant environment. The project is led by C-STEM Director and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Harry Cheng, Faheemah Mustafaa, assistant professor in the UC Davis School of Education, and Teresa Aldredge, former board president of the Umoja Community Education Foundation and a senior advisor to the C-STEM Center."

Read the full story at UC Davis News

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Media Contacts:

  • Harry Cheng, C-STEM Center, 530-752-5020, hhcheng@ucdavis.edu
  • Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-304-8888, ahfell@ucdavis.edu

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