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These 3 Silicon Valley interns want to ‘change the face of tech forever’

It began in May, when North Carolina A&T State University computer science students Paul Hammond and Lusenii Kromah connected about their upcoming internships at Silicon Valley technology companies. Lusenii, a

How UNCF Is Creating Pathways For More Minorities To Succeed In STEM

by Kyle Walcott of Blavity Through the support of this powerful organization, students are becoming equipped with the tools necessary to combat the lack of minority representation in tech. Over

RESULTS: 30 UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit Fellows now have Technical Roles

We have been hosting the UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley for the past three years. Our data indicates a clear upward trend. The results are both positive and gratifying.


HBCU Innovation Summit

2017 HBCU Innovation Summit + Student Tech-Empowerment Workshop
October 25-29, 2017
San Mateo, CA

2016 Recap

Featured Fellows
Student Testimonial

We are transforming our campuses into high-performance STEM hubs and nodes of innovation and entrepreneurship that will have increased economic impact for the African-American community.


Aggressively and effectively changing the S.T.E.M. landscape in ways that broaden access and exposure of a new community of young black minds

Student Testimonial
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It is not often that you get a chance to mingle with other professionals especially if you are in academia and constantly swamped with loads of work. In my view the program had a well-orchestrated array of events that provided the opportunity not only to meet other professionals, but most importantly, to meet people who are willing to give an/their honest opinions; people who are willing to share personal experiences, people who are willing to advice, people who are enthusiastic about our success and clearly have an interest in us. To me, this event was more than any scientific meeting I have ever attended, it was undoubtedly a unique experience
UNCF Merck Program Orientation Participant