Braska Williams serves as the coordinator for the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP). He has spent 13 years in K-12 working for Newport News Public Schools in Virginia where he served as a high school mathematics teacher, a teacher coach, the coordinator of a district wide STEM program for underserved populations, and director of two NSF funded projects. At NC State, his work involves working with underserved middle and high school students in STEM enrichment. He has been involved with several federal, state and privately funded grant projects that revolve around STEM enrichment for underserved middle and high school students. He has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity with an Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award. Braska holds an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in education from the College of William & Mary.
Partnership with Local School District, Industry to Bring STEM Experiences and Opportunities to Rural Students
Dr. Tameshia Ballard Baldwin wants to provide rural students in Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) with the same access to high-quality STEM educational opportunities as their peers throughout North Carolina.
Lenovo Gift for MSEN Program Will Provide Mentorship, Financial Support for Underserved Students in STEM
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Staff Spotlight: Braska Williams
MSEN Director Braska Williams was part of one of the first groups to come to the Friday Institute. In this staff spotlight, he shares his program's work in STEM enrichment and college prep for underserved students.