10.22.20

Senator David Perdue Helps Launch New STEM Center At Spelman College

“Spelman will bring even more women of color into the STEM workforce”

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus, participated in the virtual launch of Spelman College’s new Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Perdue championed this partnership between the Department of Defense and Spelman’s continued growth in STEM education.

The Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM is the first center of its kind and will provide Spelman students and faculty with interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities and other resources that will connect more women of color to careers in the STEM fields. 

Click here to watch Senator Perdue’s video message.

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“Georgia’s HBCUs play an important role in educating America’s future leaders,” said Senator Perdue. “Spelman College has long been a national leader in bridging the STEM education gap, particularly among minority women. With the launch of the new Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM, Spelman will be able to bring even more women of color into the STEM workforce and help support critical research for our military and national defense. As a member of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus, I am beyond proud that Spelman was chosen to host this important center and that together we helped make this a reality right here in Georgia.”

“Spelman College thanks Senator David Perdue for his leadership in securing the Department of Defense funding for a Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU),” said Tamara Pearson, Ph.D., Director, Spelman College Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM.“This funding was used to establish a groundbreaking center at Spelman College dedicated to equipping, empowering and elevating women of color to thrive and lead in STEM.”

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