***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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Black Churches turn to technology to spread gospel, attract members

Black churches across America, long dependent on word-of-mouth to fill their pews, are turning to technology to reach a broader audience, energize their evangelism and attract new members, church leaders say. Nearly 1,000 churches across the U.S. have signed up to a web-based marketing tool to attract new members. Curtis Green, president of Find Me A Church dot-com says, “"We are in the age of information and gadgets - cell phones and laptops and Blackberries and all other sorts of tools … About time the church community caught up with the times and marketed themselves using the latest technology." www.findmeachurch.com

Ninety-two scholarships to be awarded at 2006 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference

Ninety-two scholarships will be awarded at the 2006 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) conference to be held at Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, July 5 - 8.


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Michael R. Pack, P.E., joins HDR

Michael R. Pack, P.E has been appointed as Marketing Manager of HDR, an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm, according to a press release. In this role he will be involved in business development of engineering, planning and surveying services for the Atlanta, Georgia-based office. HDR has more than 130 locations worldwide. Pack comes with 30 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in both private and public sectors. His experiences include planning, design and construction management of airport and public infrastructure projects throughout the United States and U.S. Virgin Islands.


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Howard G. Adams to be honored at GEM @ 30

Howard G. Adams - a 1996 recipient of the U.S. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Mentoring - will be honored at the 30th anniversary gala at the 2006 annual conference of The National GEM Consortium, or the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. Proceeds from the awards banquet at the InterContinental Hotel on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, June 28-30, 2006, will benefit GEM's endowment and support graduate fellowship awards.


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2006-2007 Black Scholarship Guide

Looking for scholarships? Be sure to pick up the 2006-2007 Black Scholarship Guide targeted to African American students. The print and e-book directory published by Diversity City Media is a comprehensive source for the top scholarships and grants Black students are eligible for. The book provides tips and advice on applying for scholarships, and information on all 105 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Order a book at www.BlackScholarshipGuide.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

American Society for Engineering Education in Chicago

Engineering educators and students will meet to present their research, exchange ideas, and interact with their colleagues and industry counterparts at the 113th Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition in Chicago, June 18-21, 2006. The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing networking opportunities for faculty members, deans, and industry representatives interested in furthering engineering education.


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Summer Programs at Morgan State University

Summer Institute of Robotics, pre-Freshman accelerated curriculum in engineering, Science, engineering, mathematics, aerospace academy, HBCU Up STEM undergraduate research, Chesapeake information-based aeronautics program, Department of Energy summer bridge, Future educators of America, Earthwatch career exploration, are a few of the summer programs available at Morgan State.


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Tuskegee University Students Selected For Army Officer Leadership Training

Seven Tuskegee University students will join more than 4,000 cadets from colleges and universities nationwide for the Leader Development and Assessment Course Army Reserve Office Training program. "Operation Warrior Forge" will include land navigation, confidence training, water survival, hand-to-hand combat, security operations, first aid, and various individual and group tactical training. The U.S. Army's 32-day top officer training exercise at Fort Lewis, Wash. is the culminating leadership event for the Reserve Officer's Training Corps, or ROTC.[ Visit Website ]


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Must-see engineering sights this summer

The Sightseers Guide to Engineering website created by the National Engineers Week Foundation features over 300 attractions around the United States that show American ingenuity at work. [ Visit Website ]

Working Their Way Through College: Student Employment and its Impact on the College Experience

Working while enrolled is perhaps the most common major activity for nearly 80 per cent of America’s diverse undergraduate population of 16 million students, says a new brief from the American Council on Education. Students spend 30 hours per week at their jobs and most of them work in jobs that are not connected to their academic program or, in many cases, to their career goals. For many students, research has shown that working more than 20 hours per week tends to detract from the academic experience and jeopardize successful completion of a degree or certificate. [ Visit Website ]


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NYSE Regulation

On June 19-20, industry representatives, experts, government officials, and senior staff of NYSE Regulation - a not-for-profit corporation that protects investors by regulating activities of member organizations through the enforcement of marketplace rules and federal securities laws - will explore regulatory issues confronting today’s financial community.Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, 2001 Black Engineer of the Year and current president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, serves as an NYSE Group board member and chairman of NYSE Regulation, Inc.


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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Use Your Resume To Help Negotiate a Higher Salary

Most job seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, your resume can make the difference between negotiating at the top end of the salary range—or the bottom end—in your next job offer. If that sounds strange to you, consider the following.


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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

TSU College of Engineering, Tech & Computer Science offer summer programs for K-12 students

The College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science at Tennessee State will offer several programs in science, math and engineering for students in grades K-12. The programs include the 2006 Summer Transportation Institute (STI), Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE), Raytheon Engineering Science Academy (RESA), Engineering Concepts Institute (ECI) and General Motors Engineering Technology Institute (GMETI).


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Friday, June 02, 2006

NOAA: 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced to America and its neighbors throughout the north Atlantic region that a very active hurricane season is looming, and encouraged individuals to make preparations to better protect their lives and livelihoods. The north Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. NOAA will issue a mid-season update in early August just prior to the normal August through October peak in activity.


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Tips on how to have a "TSA Summer"

From placing laptop computers in carry-on luggage, emptying your bag before you begin to pack, to knowing what can fly, the TSA Checklist from the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration covers travel tips and information for what may be the busiest travel season on record. More than 200 million passengers are expected to move through airport screening between the Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Click here to see the checklist www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/checklist.htm