WHO WE ARE
We are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution focused on supporting and preparing students of African descent with the theoretical and practical skills combined with humanities to be future leaders.
PREDICATE : Acute Under-representation.
African Americans are vastly under-represented among doctoral degree recipients in STEM. They earn only 1.8% of all doctorates in physics; 3.8% in mathematics; 3.7% in computer science; and 4% in engineering disciplines. We are aware of only a handful of African Americans who have earned doctorates in the last five years in the cross-STEM and newly developing discipline of artificial intelligence, despite the transformation the discipline will produce across the economy and society. Acute under-representation also persists in master’s and undergraduate programs.
MISSION : Enhance Scientific Knowledge
Our mission is to enhance the education of under-represented students of African descent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We seek to generate, disseminate and monetize this knowledge to address systemic challenges to development of education, culture, enterprise and families in minority communities. We are dedicated to providing students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery.
VISION : Dramatic Increases in Science Graduates
We will build on unique strengths to engage and inspire under-represented faculties and students. By 2030, we will develop a 1000-student campus and graduate 20-plus doctorate students annually to catalyze artificial intelligence to remedy or alleviate critical faults on issues affecting minority education, culture, enterprise and families. We will create a pipeline of STEM students from pre-school through college, relying in part on home schooling and selective online high schools.
Students will learn by traditional instructional classes and a process of experiential learning. This cycle divides the learning process into four basic theoretical components: concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation.
We offer a supportive, close-knit community where students can be themselves, where every student is valued and is free to make mistakes and learn from each other.
Families welcome. Students with a young child (or children) are welcome to live on campus with their families.
Attentive faculty with small classes ensures that Advisors, Mentors and Tutors provide individualized attention to each student as they progress through their tailored educational program.
Gain exposure to basic classes in the different STEM disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and more from the world’s top universities.
A broad-based education. Recognizing the importance of the humanities, students will understand the role of ethics in innovation in areas where technology and human interactions intersect.
Students will be equipped with strong math, analytical skills, the ability to think independently and communicate clearly to solve 21st-century challenges to benefit mankind.
Students will be eligible to participate in the five-week Stanford SURF program to prepare for acceptance at Stanford University for graduate studies.