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.
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.
TECHnically Female: Seize the Opportunity in Your Lifetime
TECHnically Female founder Jasmine Jarvis interviews Braska Williams, the director of the North Carolina Math/Science Education Network (MSEN) Pre-College Program at North Carolina State University, as he discusses his almost 30 years in STEM education, the gaps and disparities that exist in gender and race for kids pursuing STEM fields, how to be an ally for young girls in STEM and more.
MSEN Program Expands Reach To Edgecombe County to Bring STEM Experiences to Rural Students
Because of a new NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program into Edgecombe County Public Schools to address the lack of STEM access for middle school students in the district.