***Coming This November: US Black Engineer magazine's 2008 Diversity edition will spotlight the careers of some of the most prominent blacks in Information Technology in Q&A profiles.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Hampton University and NASA launch CALIPSO Satellite

A joint partnership between the U.S. and France that includes Hampton University successfully developed and launched the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO).


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Ephren W. Taylor the youngest African-American CEO of a public company at 23

Today, City Capital Corporation named Ephren W. Taylor as the new CEO. At 23 years of age, this appointment marks Taylor as the youngest African-American CEO of a public company.


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2003 Black Engineer of the Year Chairman's Award winner nominated IBM Fellow

Kerrie L. Holley, 2003 Black Engineer of the Year Chairman's Award winner, was one of eight employees to be named IBM Fellow – the company's most prestigious technical honor, announced IBM today. The eight honorees – the most ever named in a single year – drive innovation in areas as diverse as micro processor design, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), supercomputing, middleware and industry standard servers.


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Survey Reveals the Top Corporate Supporters of Historically Black Engineering Schools

Baltimore, Md. — The fourth annual survey by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine has found that 52 private-sector organizations are considered most supportive of the United States’ historically Black engineering schools. The Boeing Company Leads List.


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Survey Names Top Government & Nonprofit Supporters of Historically Black Engineering Schools

Baltimore, Md. — An annual survey by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine has revealed the government and nonprofit organizations that are considered most supportive of the United States’ historically Black engineering schools. NASA Leads List.


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Rising Electricity Costs

Rising energy and electricity prices have been in the news a lot lately as more than 100 state regulatory actions to address rising costs take place nationwide. To learn what's causing electricity costs to rise, and what electric utilities are doing to help control prices, read Rising Electricity Costs: A Challenge For Consumers, Regulators, and Utilities - an Edison Electric Institute (EEI) report which answers the frequently asked questions consumers have about today's electric utility rate environment. [ Visit Website ]

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Hats Off To Graduating Seniors!

Though engineering and computer science graduates have consistently topped employers’ hiring lists in recent years, internship experience has been ranked as one of the most important job candidate characteristics. More and more, employers are looking past individual data points---communication and interpersonal skills, personal accountability, leadership, and G.P.A.---to the jobs graduates have held in the past.


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Friday, May 19, 2006

CCG Publisher addresses plenary session at ICTe 2006 in Nairobi

Dr. Tyrone Taborn (h.c.), president and CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc., addressed a plenary session at the pan-African Information and Communication Technology conference - ICTe Africa 2006 - being held in Nairobi, from May 17 to 21.


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NCWIT/NSF Town Hall: IT Innovation and the Role of Diversity

As the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) kick of this afternoon’s “Innovation Town Hall” meeting at the National Academy of Engineering in downtown Washington, D.C. we bring you the first part of a discussion that USBE Online had with NCWIT founder and CEO, Lucinda Sanders, and Jan Cuny, a computer science professor at the University of Oregon and head of the NSF’s Broadening Participation in Computing Initiative.


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University of Pennsylvania Will Replace Loans With Grants for Students of Families Earning Less Than $50,000

The University of Pennsylvania will provide grants for undergraduate students from economically disadvantaged families with incomes of $50,000 or less, announced Penn president Amy Gutmann recently. This move is in line with the university’s effort to reach out to more diverse populations of 18-year-olds. Penn is the first major Research University to spend more than $78 million per year out of its operating budget on financial aid to eliminate loans for low- and middle- income students.

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Shirley Jackson, 2001 Black Engineer of the Year, Gates receive honorary degrees

The University of Pennsylvania bestowed an honorary degree on Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the 2001 Black Engineer of the Year. Dr. Jackson is the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and host of recent PBS special, "African American Lives." also received an honorary degree during Penn's 250th Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 15.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Microsoft and NGA to create a truly virtual earth

Microsoft and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), a global mapping organization, have announced an alliance that will advance the creation of a truly virtual Earth, in preparation for disasters around the world. Recently, the NGA used the Microsoft Virtual Earth platform to develop a mapping site for relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region. In the future, NGA will use the Microsoft Virtual Earth platform, or online mapping and search services, to provide imagery for peace keeping, national-security, and humanitarian efforts to their customers.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

2006 Windows Media Player Skins Challenge

On May 5, the finalists of the 2006 Windows Media Player Skins Challenge showcased their eclectic mix of custom interfaces (“skins”) at Howard University’s Blackburn Center. A member of the “Drum Line” team, Howard Baker, pegged the atmosphere of the event with the comment, “Technology is about getting things done, but it’s also about fun.”

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Bayer Survey Reveals Disconnect over Women, Minorities As Untapped Talent Pool

Senior executives in some of the fastest-growing U.S. biotechnology, computers, communications networking, life sciences, and engineering companies are concerned about rising competition for scientific and technical workers; many acknowledge their industries still suffer from a lack of women, Blacks, Native American, and Hispanic American STEM workers, yet they appear not to fully recognize the untapped talent pool embodied by these under represented groups, according to the latest survey commissioned by Bayer Corporation as part of its Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS) program.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

CCG Publisher to Address Bridging Digital Divide at NEPAD Council Conference

Bridging the digital divide is key to closing economic gaps between ethnic communities, especially in Africa. This will be one of the main themes discussed at Africa's largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference, hosted by the NEPAD Council at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, later this month.One of the leading voices in the United States on the subject of equity and information and communication technology, Tyrone D. Taborn, chairman of Career Communications Group, will lead discussions on the topic.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Omaha to legalize segregation?

A controversial plan backed by Black Senator, Ernie Chambers, has swept across the peaceful plains of Omaha. Already approved the Nebraska state legislature and signed by its governor, the plan will create a majority Black school district within Omaha, as well as a majority White district and Latino district.

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NSF awards $1.8 million to College Board to redesign AP science courses

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2006 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $1.8-million grant to the College Board, a nonprofit association, to redesign Advanced Placement (AP) program courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. The College Board has administered the AP program, which enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school, for 50 years.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

USBE Most Important Blacks in Technology honoree to receive Doctor of Humanities degree at NC A&T

Lloyd G. Trotter will receive an honorary degree at the graduation ceremony of students at North Carolina A&T University. At the spring commencement to be held in the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday, May 13, Lloyd G. Trotter - recently honored as one of the 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology in 2006 by US Black Engineer & IT magazine – and the commencement speaker, Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa.

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Nissan North America and United Negro College Fund Seek Scholarship Applicants

Nissan North American and the United Negro College Fund recently announced that they are seeking applicants for the Nissan-UNCF “SHIFT_” knowledge Scholarship Program. Created in 2004 to recognize academic achievement and leadership, the Nissan-UNCF “SHIFT_” scholarship honors the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, awarding $10,000 each to 10 Los Angeles-based high school seniors who plan to attend an HBCU for the 2006 fall semester.

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