Mr Braska Williams Jr
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.
2023 MSEN Day
On April 22, students from all four NC-MSEN Pre-College Programs across the state competed at MSEN Day, a day of competitive events ranging from academic math and science competitions to hands-on STEM activities.
Seven Friday Institute Staff Selected for Duke’s 3C Fellows Program to Foster Inclusivity Through Computing Environments
Seven staff members at the Friday Institute were selected to be in the third cohort of Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows, a program of the Identity in Computing Lab at Duke University.
Friday Institute’s Williams, Edwards Continue Work in Educational Equity Through STEM-Focused Grant-Funded Project
A research team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and NC State Wilson College of Textiles aim to provide meaningful STEM enrichment opportunities for under-represented students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with a three-year, $178,132 Burroughs Wellcome grant.