Freeman Hrabowski to Discuss Race and STEM Education Tuesday

Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak on race, academic success and science and math education at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, on the Duke campus. 

The talk is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. More information is available here.

Hrabowski’s research focuses on minority participation and performance in science and math education. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Hrabowski, who has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” (TIME Magazine, 2012), holds an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Duke.

Duke President Richard Brodhead will introduce the talk, “Minorities in STEM: Empowering the Next Generation.”

The event, part of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series, takes places in the Great Hall at the Trent Semans Center. A reception will follow.