Fortifying Knowledge Workers
Building STEM careers in science, technology, engineering and math-
Courageous, Data-Driven Change @ Spelman College.
Accolades to President Beverly Daniel Tatum who recently became one of four college presidents and the first from a historically black institution to receive the Carnegie Corporation’s annual Academic Leadership Award. The foundation cited her work in encouraging women to pursue careers in the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math and for her decision to drop intercollegiate sports in favor of student health.
President Spelman is doing great things to help prepare more students today be ready to face the challenges of tomorrow with a different formula for intellectual prowess that is combined with… physical fitness. While athletic deparments and sports teams are welcome addition to any school they do cost millions to sustain. As the president at Spelman points out, programs such as theirs, brings in little money to the college and benefits a far few. Spelman is also undergoing a transformation away from its legacy in liberal arts education and beginning to also encourage and fortify women with careers and curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math.