Wiley junior Jeremy Jackson has been selected by UNCF as a University of Cape Town January Institute participant and he will travel to South Africa to take part in the January Seminar by presenting and conducting research on the topic- “The Pursuit of Knowledge : A Comparative Analysis of STEM Publications among Historically Black Universities in South Africa.”
Jeremy aims to substantiate that years of apartheid and social inequalities make it difficult for black universities in South Africa to produce scientific research and article publications that are on par with what is being produced and shared publicly by historically white institutions, which he says receive “the most funding and best resources.” He will analyze the type of STEM research being done at HBUs and their rate of publication in South Africa in comparison to the same at HWUs in South Africa.
He proposes that the South African education system would benefit from HBUs and HWUs publishing collaboratively. Jeremy is part of a team of UNCF fellows who will participate in the Cape Town Institute January 3-13.
He is just back from spending a month this summer attending the Annual Summer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he gained valuable knowledge and insight that will prepare him for earning a doctorate and teaching at the collegiate level. “At the summer institute, I learned tools and information that will be beneficial for my future as a “student, researcher, and scholar.”
Aside from his academic pursuits, the Dallas, Texas, native is also active in co-curricular activities at Wiley, including serving as the Parliamentarian for the Student Union Advisory Board.
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