Northrop Grumman Engineer Received Diversity Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Jose Borges empowers the professional development of colleagues and inspires students to pursue STEM careers
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.
The 21st Century Youth Project is an after-school program that trains middle- and high-school students to develop mobile applications, in addition to teaching those students about entrepreneurship and connecting them with tech-business mentors.
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.
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.
At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post.
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.
According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, 65 percent of those with bachelor’s degrees in a STEM-related job earn more than those with master’s degrees in non-STEM occupations.
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.