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Inspiring in STEM

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Anthony Robins, a science professor and deputy chief diversity and inclusion officer at Robert Morris University, has been named to a national list of "Inspiring Leaders in STEM" by Insight Into Diversity magazine.

The September issue of the higher education publication honors Robins and 39 other honorees for their commitment to diversity through leadership and giving back to their campus or community. Insight into Diversity cites Robins's work promoting more underrepresented groups pursuing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in order to build a stronger workforce and stronger communities.

"National statistics indicate a decreasing trend in underrepresented students choosing to major in and successfully complete degrees in STEM disciplines," said Robins. "To ignore these reports could be costly and a threat to U.S. national security. RMU has positioned itself as a leader in the region for preparing talent that will diversify the STEM workforce."

Before coming to RMU in 2013, Robins worked for Woodland Hills schools as a public health advisor and a director of compliance. He formerly was a senior epidemiologist and served as director for the Healthy Black Family Project at the University of Pittsburgh. Before that he was a health disparities epidemiologist for the Allegheny County Health Department.