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.
Let’s face it: doing business today isn’t like it was even 30 years ago. Your customers are different, but what about your staff? In the new book “The Diversity Index” by Susan E. Reed, you’ll see how you can strengthen your workplace by letting go of certain archaic practices in hiring.
In response to CNN’s Black in America 4, The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, countless watch-parties emerged here in Austin, TX attended by African Americans who had a sincere interest in identifying and overcoming obstacles that hinder the development of minority technology start-ups.
Less than one half of undergraduates with engineering or science majors pursue a career in the field of science, according to a Georgetown University study published last month.
ESA Reports STEM Jobs to be Secure, Students Prepare for Careers with iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies
According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, STEM jobs are a secure, lucrative option for the coming decade. In response to the report, iD Tech Camps, the leading summer technology educator, is urging more parents to expose students to technology at a young age.
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.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — How diverse are Silicon Valley’s offices and executive suites? Activists have been trying for years to answer that question, but some of the industry’s largest and most influential employers — including Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook — closely guard that information.
BlackGirlsCode is Dedicated to Inspiring Girls of Color to Become the Next Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg
BlackGirlsCode (www.blackgirlscode.com) was founded in 2011 to introduce girls of color from underrepresented communities to computer programming through workshops and after school programs that teach basic programming skills in Scratch, Ruby on Rails and other contemporary programming languages.
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.