About the Forum

Two Decades of Excellence: Nurturing Future Leaders in STEM

NOAA CCMEPhase One of the Forum was held virtually on April 8-9 2021. Phase Two was held in-person on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida on April 6-8 2022 at the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and was also attended virtually by a total of over 450 people.

The theme of the Forum is “Two Decades of Excellence: Nurturing Future Leaders in STEM” and is jointly sponsored by FAMU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Education, Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI).

The focus of the Forum is expanding academic training in NOAA-mission sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, through partnership activities. The Forum will promote career opportunities for STEM graduates in the public, private, and academic sectors. Through a competitive process, NOAA-EPP’s funding supports development of a diverse STEM future workforce that directly supports NOAA’s mission and expands opportunities for innovation and U.S. global competitiveness.