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Dr. Cora B. Marrett

Marrett HBefore Dr. Cora B. Marrett was appointed deputy director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011, she was already leading the organization’s mission to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  Even today, Marrett keeps students — the future of STEM — in mind, urging them to think globally and “Look beyond the borders of this nation for opportunities and challenges.” Marrett also shares with them the key to success:  â€śSuccess demands perseverance. How many record books report on those who started but did not complete the race?”  Marrett holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Union University and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in sociology.

A New Track: Fostering Diversity and Equity in Athletics
American sport has always served as a platform for resistance and has been measured and critiqued by how it responds in critical moments of racial and social crises.
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A New Track: Fostering Diversity and Equity in Athletics