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Salute to Pioneer Alum Foster Takes Shape

January 25, 2023

Recognition Reaches out to Local Schools

The inaugural North Alabama Clyde Foster STEM/Black History Program will be held February 7, 2023, at Columbia High School in Huntsville, Ala.

Clyde Foster served as the director of Alabama A&M University’s (college) Computer Science Center from 1968-70. The Center enabled students to train for and graduate with a degree in computer science, the first such degree offered in Alabama.

The science, technology, engineering and math program on February 7 will include hands on demonstrations, drones and simulators. The event is sponsored by the W.H. Councill Community Development Corporation, BEYA Stars and Stripes, Infinity Aero Club, Team Redstone and others.

Over 300 Huntsville City School System middle and high school students will participate in person. STEM mentors will interact with the students, also. Students from all three Madison County school systems, private and home schools are invited to participate through YouTube connections.

This LINK to an Alabama A&M University article highlights the legacy of Clyde Foster.  For further information, contact Juanita Lee, at