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Give to the Physics and Pre-Engineering Program

In order to support our mission and vision, the Physics and Pre-Engineering Department relies on support from the community. Our goals include creating opportunity for youth within our beloved city of New Orleans, especially by introducing and exposing young men and women of color to STEM research. As you likely know, endeavors of this nature are rare and not readily available to students from low-income families living in under-resourced communities.


Since 2005, we have taken notice of the issues impacting native New Orleanians, from permanent displacement to gentrification to educational inequality. Dillard remains one of the few places that promulgates the black middle class in both word and deed. It is our belief that education is an incubator for literacy, employment, citizenship, and activism. We aim to serve as a citadel of advancement, an educational map, an economic development plan, and a protector for those dealing intimately with poverty in our community.


For more information on African American underrepresentation in physics and Dillard’s successes with African American physics students, read “Untapped Talent: The African American Presence in Physics and the Geosciences,” a report published by the American Institute of Physics. If you would like to support us in these endeavors, please.


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