Juneteenth event to celebrate Black scientists and engineers
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Audra Barnes, Kenneth Young, and Monet Roberts are part of the organizing committee for the Juneteenth Celebration of Black Scientists and Engineers, hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC on June 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will showcase the stories and achievements of eight Black leaders among those succeeding in STEM fields, who will describe their journeys – including barriers, challenges, and opportunities. In-person attendance is encouraged. People may register to attend on the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute website.
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