Why I Give: ‘As a Parent of a College Student and as Someone Who Employs Work Study Students, I Empathize with Students who are Struggling to Pay for College,’ Says NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Director Braska Williams
Braska Williams, director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, started his undergraduate career as a computer engineering major. That changed by his junior year when realized that as an African American male, he could be a role model to African American students and make a difference as a teacher.
NC State College of Education Awarded $4.3M in Research Funding April-June, 2020
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $4,371,540 to support 16 projects from April 1 to June 30, 2020.
College of Education Faculty Offer Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Students can often fall behind in their learning during the summer months, and that phenomenon could be amplified this year by the fact that schools have been closed since March to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help prevent summer learning loss, College of Education faculty are offering their tips for helping students continue to learn.
MSEN Program Expands Reach To Edgecombe County to Bring STEM Experiences to Rural Students
Braska Williams, director of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (MSEN) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, knows the impact his program has had on students. Now, because of a new four-year, $1.4 million NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program beyond Raleigh and into Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) to address the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) access for middle school students in the district.
K-12 Online Learning Resources and Advice
NC State College of Education Teaching Associate Professor Angie Smith, Ph.D., and Braska Williams, coordinator of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation share advice for parents managing K-12 education at home.
New NSF Project to Increase Student STEM Identity through e-Mentoring
A three-year, $1.2 million grant “Enhancing STEM Identity through e-Mentoring Experiences” will pair underrepresented high school students in rural school districts in North Carolina with near-peer mentors studying engineering at NC State University to increase identity, self-efficacy and value for STEM subject areas.
Braska Williams ’89 Wins Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award
A national magazine recognizes the director of NC-MSEN Pre-College Program for his lifework of encouraging students of color to pursue college and STEM careers.