Vice President Kamala Harris to Champion for STEM During Hampton Visit
As a part of National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week, which is from Sept. 7-10, Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Hampton University.
Harris, who will visit the campus on Friday, plans to stress the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at HBCUs.
“It’s very important,” said Charrita Danley Quimby, vice president and chief of staff at Hampton University. “I think that STEM education is an area that we focus on a lot. There are not enough minorities in STEM education, which is something that we promote here at the university. We have several federal grants that are built around giving students access and building a pipeline for African American STEM students.”
Hampton University is one of the most significant and oldest HBCUs in the country. Hampton University was established in 1868. Harris attended Howard University, which is an HBCU in Washington.
“Vice President Harris will continue her long-standing efforts to uplift and support HBCUs by visiting Hampton University. HBCUs play an important role in training for the future—and keeping our nation competitive through STEM education,” said Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Cice President.
“During her visit, Vice President Harris will share how the Biden-Harris administration is committed to investing in these engines of opportunity to ensure that students of color share in the prosperity we are creating.”
The Vice President gave great recognition to students who attend HBCUs.