BOSTON – Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer received the STEM Advocate Award Saturday night at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Boston.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) presented the award to Spicer as part of its 30th anniversary gala and NSBE Boston STEM benefit.
The organization was celebrating its 30th Anniversary “with an evening of elegance during Black History month to honor the accomplishments of Black Innovators and Changemakers in the Boston area,” according to a media release.
The Inaugural Black Boston STEM Benefit: Inspiring Black Innovators of Tomorrow celebrated the beginnings of the NSBE New England Alumni chapter, including recognition of founding leaders, and a fundraiser to support NSBE Boston’s year-round STEM Initiatives and Legacy Scholarship program.
The program’s vision is “to expand opportunities for students and increase access to STEM resources in Boston’s underserved communities.”