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Dr. Trina Fletcher and Dr. Monique Ross present I Lead, Therefore I Am Paper at 2018 ASEE Conference

June 26, 2018

The research questions guiding this study were: What role does race and gender have on the development of student mentor relationships? What are the implications of those mentor relationships on STEM identity development of the student-mentors? These research questions were answered through the use of thematic analysis, yielding two main themes: 1) barriers and connections associated with race and gender and 2) development of role identity - specifically the sub-constructs of performance/competence and interest. The results of this study suggest that engaging in mentoring relationships, while motivated by altruistic desires, strengthened STEM role identity development. 

To view the presenting paper, visit the following link: file:///Users/tinafletcher/Downloads/4-17-18I_lead__therefore_I_am__The_impact_of_student-mentor_leadership_opportunities_on_STEM_identity_development_and_sustainability.04072018%20(1).pdf. 

Monique Ross and Trina Fletcher to Speak on Increasing African-American Women in Engineering

April 04, 2018

The co-authors of Ignored Potential: A Collaborative Road Map for Increasing African-American Women in Engineering will share in a public talk at Lehigh research-based insights to support ways the education and workforce pipelines can increase diversity in engineering.

The event is presented by the ADVANCE Center for Women Faculty in STEM, which is part of the Office of the Provost. Lehigh SWE; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Africana Studies are co-sponsors of the event.

To access a copy of Ignored Potential, visit the following link: 

Dr. Trina L. Fletcher joins the Florida International University Faculty as an Assistant Professor

August 01, 2018

Trina Fletcher has an interdisciplinary background with both her education and full-time experiences. Fletcher holds a doctorate in engineering education from Purdue University, a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University. 

Fletcher Twins Named Visionary Arkansans by the Arkansas Times

November 09, 2017

Tina and Trina were recently named Visionary Arkansans by the Arkansas Times. A celebration of Arkansans with ideas and achievements of transformative power. Native Arkansans and education consultants, the Fletcher sisters are very excited to represent Arkansas and the field of education with such an amazing honor. When it comes to improving education in Arkansas, they understand the best is yet to come.  

Tina Fletcher Shares Her WHY with Students in Russellville, Arkansas

October 11, 2017

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville hosted guest speaker Tina Fletcher with Fletcher Education Solutions from Washington, D.C. at Russellville High School on Wednesday.

Fletcher, who attended the University of Arkansas and Harvard, was previously a high school social studies teacher before working with former President Barack and former First Lady Michelle Obama. 


Tina and Trina Kick-Off Back-2-School Women's Event at the University of Central Arkansas

September 18, 2017

Tina Fletcher Presents Gender Equity Workshop for Philander Smith College's Social Justice Fellows

September 17, 2017

Trina Fletcher Addresses Young Girls at Verizon Foundation's STEM Event in Southern Virginia

July 17, 2017

Verizon has never sponsored an all-girl STEM camp before, but this summer, only five rural community colleges in the entire country were identified by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to pilot Verizon’s first effort in providing STEM education in a girls-only environment.

Dr. Trina Fletcher, a researcher and director of similar STEM camps for the National Association of Black Engineers all over the country, shared her “Rules for a Successful You,” outlining tips for success in any field of endeavor.

Tina Fletcher Honored as Esteemed Alumni of the Henry Woods Leadership Award

June 30, 2019

Tina Fletcher received the Henry Woods award in 2008. She and her twin sister, Trina Fletcher, currently own Fletcher Education Solutions in Washington, D.C. and Arkansas. 

“Receiving the Henry Woods Student Leadership Award was very exciting and quite unexpected. Former Senator Blanche Lincoln presented me with the award while I was serving as an intern in her office – I was so surprised!” Fletcher said. “Being honored for serving in leadership roles I enjoyed so much is truly a blessing. To this very day I am still humbled by the honor. Go Hogs!”

Tina and Trina Named Brown Girls Rock for Education

June 09, 2017

Earlier this year, Tina and Trina were nominated for the Brown Girls Rock award for their work in the field of Education. On June 9, they were named the winners of the esteemed award following in the footsteps of education pioneers Toyce Newton, Dr. Sherece West-Scantlebury and Tamika Edwards. 

Tina Fletcher Selected to Honor Former DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier at Harvard Club Award Dinner

May 24, 2017

As a former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and graduate of Harvard University, Tina was asked to speak on behalf of former District of Columbia Police Department's Chief Cathy Lanier during a recent luncheon honoring the former Chief who is now head of security for the National Football League. Fletcher spoke about the impact Lanier's post had on young girls in Washington, DC who could now see themselves as an officer because so many women were on the force. Fletcher, a former Anacostia High School Teacher of the Year who has managed a mentoring program for girls residing in Washington DC's East of the River communities. 

Trina's Latest White Paper Ignored Potential: Increasing Af-Am Women in STEM Highlighted by BE

March 27, 2017

For every “hidden figure,” there is ignored potential. Ignored Potential: A Collaborative Roadmap for Increasing African American Women in Engineering is a study written by a group of engineers, which scrutinizes the roadblocks and opportunities for black women in the engineering disciplines. The study was commissioned by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). 

Fletcher Education Solutions featured in Recent Raising Nerd Blog

February 24, 2017

For all her personal success, Trina has remained focused on helping give other women and girls of color the chance at the same academic and professional opportunities she’s worked so hard to find. She and her sister often say, “We’ve never taken for granted the people who have inspired us along the way.”

Hidden Figures and WOC in STEM: Trina Interviews with KAYA FM 969 (South Africa)

February 22, 2017

The film Hidden Figures tells the inspiring story of three Black women in the United States who successfully put the first American into space through their contributions. In this episode, John Perlman, in partnership with Cine Prestige Ster Kinekor, holds a discussion on the film before a screening at the cinema. John is joined by teen inventor Kiara Nirghin, Co-founder of Fletcher Education Solutions, Trina Fletcher, and Chief Director at the Department of of Science and Technology, Dr Phethiwe Matutu.

Tina's Service to Anacostia featured in Recent Podcast

February 14, 2017

This week’s featured guest Tina Fletcher is an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) in Washington, DC. A living example of how to make a big impact at the local level, Tina shares her story of being a former high school teacher and running to represent her students and their families.

Fletcher Twins featured on 900AM-WURD - Black History Month Spotlight

February 07, 2017

Twin scholars & entrepreneurs Tina and Trina Fletcher share their journey from rural Arkansas to mentoring young women toward their greatest success, and the crucial role of quality education in the lives of Black children.

Trina Explains the Significance of Launching #BlackSTEMLikeMe

February 01, 2017

“Without my STEM education and professional career opportunities, I would not be the leader and woman that I am today,” Fletcher said, in a released statement.

Meet two sisters from Arkansas committed to changing education

December 10, 2016

Tina and Trina were recently featured by Blavity Magazine. Check out the link below to view the full story. Enjoy! 

Tina Shares Advice for New DCPS Chancellor

December 05, 2016

“There is an achievement gap between students who live east of the [Anacostia] River and students who live in the rest of the city,” Tina Fletcher, an advisory neighborhood commissioner representing district 8A06 in Ward 8, said. “We need a chancellor who understands that our kids face non-academic challenges such as poverty and hunger. When students in Wards 7 and 8 perform better academically, the whole city will perform better.”

Wilson, who was in the audience but didn’t testify, was seen nodding his head at Fletcher’s comment, and so did Grosso.

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