PHOTO GALLERY: Black Enterprise STEM Forum

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The forum panelists agreed that in order to encourage more African Americans to study STEM, complete degrees and go into careers in those STEM related professions it will take the effort of parents, educators and students. Corporations must also play a vital role in encouraging students to embrace STEM related areas that will make them competitive in the global economy. “Most smart corporations will understand that they have to play a vital role. It’s not an altruistic responsibility,” said Warren. “Corporations can cultivate innovation and talent. It is good for business.”

The forum panelists agreed that in order to encourage more African Americans to study STEM,…