Report Cites UMBC as a National Leader in Preparing African American Undergraduates to Complete Ph.D.s in the Natural Sciences and Engineering

UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski chaired a National Research Council panel which presented its report titled “Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads” last Thursday in Washington. 

UMBC is a national leader in efforts to prepare underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in the natural sciences and engineering, according to a new report from the National Research Council.  The congressionally mandated report notes that UMBC is among the top U.S. institutions – and the top producer among predominantly white institutions – for preparing African Americans who went on to complete doctorates in the natural sciences and engineering between 2002 and 2006.

Read UMBC’s news release, with link to the full report, here.


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