Florida A&M University and Florida State University have named Pennsylvania
State University engineering Professor Yaw D. Yeboah as the new dean of the
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The appointment will take effect July
STAMFORD — ACE Mentor Program of America is proud to announce that it is one of eight recipients of the prestigious 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nine individuals and eight organizations were named recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The mentors will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.
CLEMSON — Clemson University School of Computing professor Juan Gilbert is one of nine people receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced Tuesday.
New York — Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns, among the highest-ranking women executives in the U.S., emphasized that having a passion for your job and not being complacent with the status quo are critical keys to success.
With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) announcement Thursday of her three appointees to the bipartisan debt “supercommittee,” the panel’s 12-member roster is complete. It represents a broad range of ideological views, from House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Tex.) on the right to Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) on the left. But the group’s membership is marked by a problem that has plagued Congress — a lack of gender and racial diversity.
Gov. Jindal has pushed through the merger of Southern University of New Orleans, an HBCU, and The University of New Orleans, a majority white institution – after replacing all African-American members from the 16-member state board of regents tasked with studying the feasibility of combining the two colleges.
The Associated Press studied six-year graduation rates of 83 four-year HBCUs and found that only 37 percent of black students earned degrees within six years. Just as worrisome as the low completion rate is the fact that the national graduation rate for black students is 4 percentage points higher than that of the HBCUs collectively.
When alumni of Concordia College in Selma, Ala., converged in late June on the school for their annual gathering, an enthusiastic round of cheers erupted at the group’s closing banquet as university President Rev. Dr. Tilahun M. Mendedo formally announced the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) had removed Concordia from “probation” status after approximately two years and given it a clean bill of health.
In 1971, during the civil rights movement, Arthur J. Bond a student leader at Purdue University led students to demand that the engineering and science powerhouse open up its engineering schools to more blacks and women.