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From the College of Natural Sciences

Black Excellence in STEM

"Many of the younger students may have no idea of the struggles that we had—just like I didn't know the struggles of my grandparents. Everybody comes on the shoulders of someone."– Col. Leon Holland, member of the first cohort of Black students admitted to UT in 1956 in a group known asThe Precursors.

Dear Students,

I came across this quote from UT alumnus Col. Holland recently. It got me thinking about what it means to move through the world "on the shoulders of someone."

What's your story? Who supported you so far in life? Moreover, who are the people in your history who paved the way for you to be here today? What are you doing today to make space for future generations?

This week I invite you to the 2nd Annual Black Excellence in STEM event, hosted by CNS and the Cockrell School of Engineering on Friday, February 14th from 2 – 4 pm in the EER Commons. There will be entertainment, food, and a celebration of Black scientists and engineers who came before as well as current Black scientists and engineers who continue to lead.

Dr. Vanden Bout

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