As one of the top schools in the country, Penn prides itself on the diversity of its student body. While the university continues to progress toward a more equal community, there are still significant changes to made. In October, School of Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis noted that 94.6 percent of freshmen nurses are female. This marks a 10-percent increase compared to the current sophomore class, where 84.6 percent of nurses are female.
Promising students lose interest in STEM fields by their second or third year of college, undermining national goals of creating a new generation of engineers and STEM educators. What’s more, this phenomenon is more pronounced at elite universities.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida education researchers will lead a $5 million effort, funded by the National Science Foundation, to transform how science is taught in Florida’s middle schools, with high-need schools in 20 mostly rural school districts serving as the testing grounds.
ARLINGTON — The University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College are working to attract more minority students to geology — an academic area that is expected to offer more job opportunities in energy and environmental fields in upcoming years.
At a time when the United States graduates too few students, particularly minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), UMBC’s students excel in these areas.
The number of minority professionals in engineering is creeping up, but not fast enough, according to a new report by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
Members of the Ohio State chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers hit the streets Saturday morning to increase awareness of higher education in the Columbus community.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– African-Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to The State of the African-American Consumer Report, released today, collaboratively by Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy, and The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers across the U.S.
ALBANY, GA — The U.S. Department of Education announced that nine Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges will share $23.5 million from two federal grants. The money is for improving the colleges’ abilities to serve African-American and low- and middle-income students.
Amos Winbush III, 28-year-old entrepreneur and CEO of CyberSynchs, a universal data synchronization company, has teamed up with Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to facilitate new initiatives and programs designed to create national awareness and support increased minority participation in the technology sector.