The Decade of Blacks in Science is a campaign to mobilize, co-ordinate and coalesce the human and material resources needed to solve the problem of the low level of participation by African Americans in STEM fields. The six (6) programmatic components are:
- Opening NSBE Jr. Chapters in 10 targeted cities: Memphis, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Birmingham, AL, Chicago, IL; New York, NY; New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; Detroit, MI; Jacksonville, FL; Seattle, WA
- Negotiating with school districts and science membership organizations for the incorporation of teaching by real working scientists into K-12 curriculum
- Biennial regional strategy sessions to assist in the development of local outreach programs designed to draw local youth into math and science related activities
- Annual strategy session with Science membership organizations to keep the campaign on track and take advantage of emerging opportunities for greater progress.
- Media campaigns designed to project to young African Americans the image of themselves as scientists.
- Annual Awards Gala to recognize those making significant contributions to the Banneker Institute goal of increasing the number of African Americans involved In STEM fields.
Annual Awards Gala to recognize those making significant contributions to the Banneker Institute goal of increasing the number of African Americans involved In STEM fields.