The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) has an established the summer STEM program entitled Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp. This program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities, especially African-Americans, pursuing careers in architecture.
Design Thinking Professor and Equity Center Design Director Elgin Cleckley led the second annual Project Pipeline summer camp virtually. Student design interns produced community led design concepts for their own neighborhoods. Students began the program learning the art of collage following the work of African American artist Romare Bearden, then conducted COVID-safe interviews to discover needs from friends, family, and local residents.