Celebrating Black History Month, by recognizing 29 Innovators

Dr. Marvin Carr

The White House, Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Office of the United States of America


Dr. Marvin D. Carr is the Policy Advisor for STEM Education, Innovation and Diversity to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this capacity, he works with Federal agencies, local leaders, the business community, and academia to support access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for all Americans, especially those on the margins. Part of his work involves leveraging local engagement to enhance the STEM and Innovation aspects of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, which promotes opportunity for boys and young men of color and other young people.

 Before he came to the White House, Marvin worked with schools and government in Baltimore to implement STEM training and tutoring for inner city youth and their parents. Marvin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State. His research explores the relationship between race, gender, culture and cognition, and their impact on success in educational math software programs. Dr. Carr is a Kapor Fellow, a Fellow of the Partnership for Public Service, and an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and a national leader in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Join us March 11 to honor our final 10 Awardees.