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Professional Development Resources for Black STEM Professionals

Posted by EiE Team on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve gathered a list of organizations working to promote Black excellence in STEM, from students at the university level to professionals throughout their careers. Some include paid memberships and events, others have 100% free resources for students and professionals seeking information about advancement in their field.

EiE | Professional development workshops, virtual trainings, and customizable implementation plans that give educators the skills and confidence to teach hands-on, minds-on, interactive preK-8 STEM curricula. 

Black Data Processing Associates | Non-profit organization focused on advancing African Americans and underrepresented minorities in their STEM careers.

Black Girls Code | Founded in 2011 by Kimberly Bryant so her daughter would be the last "only-black-girl-in-the-room" at a computer science camp, this incredible organization boasts resources for educators and students alike.

Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology | A non-profit organization of public and private agencies, corporations, and institutions that focuses on supporting the development of an information technology workforce in underrepresented groups.

/Dev/Color | A non-profit organization that aims to advance the careers of Black software engineers.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering | Corporate support, scholarship programs and a career center are all available for members.

National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates | A group for education and engineering professionals from all cultures.

National Society of Black Engineers | One of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States, dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

People of Color in Tech | Articles, jobs and company insights from people who have been in the job before. Plus, a podcast for POC in tech! 

Are you a member of any of these organizations? Any we missed? Let us know in the comments down below - and let us know what resources for professional development you’re looking for! We’d love to hear your ideas and help find or create solutions for you!

Written by EiE Team

Topics: Professional Development, Engineering for All, Create a Generation of Problem Solvers, Black History Month

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