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Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Trina Coleman explores thought provoking topics relevant to HBCUs, STEM and the intersection between the two. Dr. Coleman, is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) advocate and subject matter expert with a passion for education. Beyond the Classroom will delve into matters such as, STEM outreach, the race/gender gap in STEM professions, research, entrepreneurship, access to technology and the digital divide for underserved communities, career options, and the important role that HBCUs play to help provide solutions for these concerns in today’s techno-centric landscape.
STEM Thought Leader
Educator & Mentor
Dr. Trina Coleman is a scientist, educator, entrepreneur, radio host of Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Trina Coleman on HBCUiRadio, visiting professor at Stillman College and public speaker. She is the second of five African-American women in this nation’s history to obtain a degree in theoretical nuclear/quantum physics.
As a scholar and former academic administrator, Dr. Coleman has crafted a diverse professional portfolio over a 25 year span. From post-doctoral researcher and faculty member, to executive director, assistant provost and CIO, her experience ranges across a broad spectrum.
Her professional journey includes: educating high school and postsecondary students in physics and astronomy; conducting unclassified research that focused on solving national defense issues as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Central Intelligence Agency; and spearheading enterprise IT and policy initiatives as a member of the Howard and Hampton University administrations. She has also presented her work nationally and internationally.
Currently as CEO & President of Coleman Comprehensive Solutions, LLC, an educational and IT consulting and services firm, Dr. Coleman has created an online course platform get.stemskills.online to help bridge math and science deficiency gaps for middle and high school students, as well as adults seeking knowledge for careers in technical fields. She is equally passionate regarding the recently trending interest in exposing underrepresented students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. Her outreach and public persona Academic Blue Blood connect to her illustrious academic lineage, and her website academicblueblood.com, is a playbook for partnering STEM mentors and sponsors with students interested in STEM for the long haul. Additionally, Dr. Coleman conducts STEM Camps that do a deep dive into the relationship between each letter in S.T.E.M. with a little theory, hands-on activities and animated video creation in conjunction with Powtoon.