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WABE's Jim Burress on Project ENGAGE

Aug 5, 2013

The inaugural group of ProjectENGAGE research scholars pose for a group photo on orientation day. They're about to embark on a year of intense, hands-on scientific research in a Georgia Tech laboratory.
Credit Courtesy: Georgia Tech

Finding paths into the so-called STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – remains especially challenging for minorities.

Researchers at Georgia Tech had the idea to help fix that: start small and “ENGAGE” them. 

Through a program called Project ENGAGE, twelve African-American students from Atlanta schools—are spending an entire year learning research fundamentals and contributing to ongoing scientific research.

WABE’s Jim Burress is following them through the entire process in a series of stories on the program and we spoke to him about the series which airs this week during NPR’s Morning Edition at 6:35 and 8:35 a.m.