Stubbs presents at White House National HBCU Week Conference

Stubbs presents at White House National HBCU Week Conference

Desmond Stubbs, Ph.D.

October 18, 2022

Desmond Stubbs, Ph.D., director of STEM diversity initiatives, was an invited presenter at last month’s National HBCU Week Conference, sponsored by the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Stubbs’ presentation, “Building HBCU Research Capacity through Strategic Laboratory Training Opportunities,” gave virtual conference attendees the opportunity to learn about the more than 700 research opportunity programs offered through ORISE. Additionally, attendees learned about the technical support offered to HBCU offices of sponsored research designed to assist in increasing their ability to respond to federal funding opportunities. This work is directed through the Minority Serving Institution Research Council, a consortium of 16 HBCUs.

Stubbs’ presentation is part of ORISE’s ongoing commitment to expand and enhance research opportunities for our nation’s HBCUs.

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