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West Virginia State University joins Rep. Alma Adams for the Fourth Annual HBCU STEAM Day on March 8-12

West Virginia State University joins Rep. Alma Adams
the Fourth Annual HBCU STEAM Day on March 8-12
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, West Virginia State University (WVSU) announced they will join Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, and numerous members of Congress and leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the fourth annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action, to be held virtually March 8-12. 

“HBCUs, including West Virginia State University contribute nearly $15 billion to our annual economy and have provided pathways of opportunity to millions of Americans, many of whom are first generation college students. Despite being historically underfunded and under-resourced, these institutions continue to produce top talent. HBCUs produce 42% of Black engineers, 47% of Black women engineers, and 40% of the Congressional Black Caucus. West Virginia State University is proud to join Rep. Adams and others on Capitol Hill for HBCU STEAM Day of Action,” said WVSU President Dr. Nicole Pride.

“I am excited that West Virginia State University is joining the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus for HBCU STEAM Day. WVSU is one of the many institutions of higher learning creating a stronger workforce. WVSU is playing a critical role in creating the business leaders of the future,” said Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), founder and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus. “HBCU STEAM Day is so important. It’s a time when HBCUs come to Capitol Hill to advocate for more equitable federal resources – and they don’t come alone. They are joined by industry leaders who have made a commitment to creating strategic and sustainable partnerships with HBCUs. As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic and contemplate future challenges, it has never been more important to make sure every talented student has access to a world class science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.”

During STEAM Day, HBCU and business leaders will meet with Republican and Democratic Members of Congress in the House and Senate. Over 70 HBCUs, organizations, technology companies, and industry leaders are sending representatives to participate in these days of advocacy.

For more information on HBCU STEAM Day, please contact Sam Spencer (Sam.Spencer@mail.house.gov) in Adams’ office.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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