Revisited: NSTA Features Saving Lives and Minds


At Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C., students attending the Saving Lives and Minds STEM
Carnival learn how they can become STEM innovators, such as “coders, game designers, cyber-security
professionals,” says Cheryl Hart-Johnson, director of Concerned Black Men (CBM) National’s Youth and
Prevention Services Division. CBM holds the event “to ensure African American students are equipped
for the STEM economy because not enough African Americans work in those fields,” and “to provide a
fun environment for kids to fall in love with STEM,” she explains. CBM partners—organizations such as
the National Association of Black SCUBA Divers, staff from area technology businesses, scientists,
engineers, medical professionals, and other “African Americans who are immersed in STEM”—conduct
the activities, she relates [Excerpt: NSTA Reports, 2015].

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