FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., joined a distinguished panel on March 20 on Capitol Hill for the first HBCU STEAM Day of Action. The Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Caucus and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus hosted the event.
HBCU presidents and administrators from 34 schools and industry leaders met with congressmen and senior staff from both parties and in both chambers. The meetings focused on advocacy for bipartisan priorities impacting HBCUs and increased efforts to diversify their workforce. During a panel hosted by Intel, Dr. Robinson shared his perspective on the significant investments that public and private partners should be prepared to make to impact HBCUs.
Intel is among corporate partners contributing more than $500,000 to FAMU for scholarships and training students majoring in STEM disciplines. Barbara Whye, vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity and inclusion officer for Intel Corporation, was also on the panel.