Lorraine Fleming is a professor of civil engineering at Howard University. She has spearheaded a number of research and intervention initiatives to attract and retain underrepresented minorities, particularly African Americans, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and to improving the quality of engineering education for undergraduates. She is a Carnegie Scholar and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Inez Moore, M.Ed. is a Doctoral Student in the Educational Psychology Program at Howard University in Washington, DC. Currently, Inez is a Graduate Assistant for the Howard University Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (HUSEM) program. There, she engages in research focusing on STEM education and issues surrounding retention. Her research interests include college access, STEM education and retention, ethnicity and culture, achievement, and human subjects protection.
Dr. Kalynda Smith is a social psychologist and Research Associate in the Civil Engineering Department at Howard University. Dr. Smith has conducted research involving gender role stereotypes, cognition, and the academic achievement of African American students. She is currently working on a longitudinal study that is investigating the academic pathways African American undergraduate engineering students take throughout their academic careers. Dr. Smith's research interests include the academic achievement of African American students in the STEM disciplines, development of the self among pre-adolescents, and the impact various forms of media has on students' academic achievement.