***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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Survey finds affluent African Americans are wealthier than overall affluent market

African Americans are wealthier than the overall affluent market, more bullish than the average affluent investor, show slightly higher total net worth and assets at an average of 46 - eight years younger than their affluent counterparts, and place more importance on having a financial plan. Still, only 52 percent of affluent Blacks have designated a primary professional advisor, compared with nearly two-thirds of all affluent households. These are some of the key findings of Phoenix Marketing International Affluent Marketing Service - a twice-yearly summary of affluent and high net worth households throughout the U.S. According to data from 7,842 interviews conducted in 2004-5, opportunities exist to tap into a powerful and growing market that are also far less likely to be retired. [ Visit Website ]


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Richard Parsons to speak at Urban League's 96th annual conference

Richard D. Parsons named one of The Most Important Blacks in Technology by USBE & IT magazine will serve as the main speaker of the National Urban League's 2006 annual conference. Parsons, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc. will address the 4th plenary session at Urban League’s 96th annual conference at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, July 26-29. This year's theme is "Building Economic Power for Black America".


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Saturday, July 22, 2006

President Bush Addresses NAACP Annual Convention

Today, President Bush made remarks at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Convention.

Media Mogul Tavis Smiley---Activist & Entrepreneur

On May 19, when USBE&IT spoke to radio and TV host Tavis Smiley, more than 250,000 copies of The Covenant with Black America, the New York Times non-fiction paperback bestseller, had been sold...In his 19-year career, Smiley's relentless pursuit of ventures in broadcast and print media, lectures, symposiums, and the Internet have turned him into a household name. What are the secrets of his success, and where does his ambition come from?


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Discovery Back on Earth

Discovery and her crew landed safely a 9:14 a.m. EDT this morning at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. STS-121 was the 115th shuttle mission and the 18th to visit the International Space Station. Discovery gave the United States a birthday present when it launched July 4. STS-121 spent just under 13 days in orbit, with almost nine days at the station. Discovery delivered supplies, equipment and a new Expedition 13 crew member to the orbital outpost. [ Visit Website ]

Top Supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Who are the top corporate and government supporters of the historically Black college and university engineering programs? The fourth annual survey by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine has identified 51 private-sector and 52 government and nonprofit organizations that the deans of the ABET-accredited HBCU engineering programs and the board members of the corporate-academic alliance, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) consider to be most supportive. We invited the deans to tell us about the support they receive, and what it means to them. For the other side of the story, we asked major corporations to tell us about their partnerships with HBCUs.


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HBCU Deans at BEYA

The Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities convened its annual discussion with business and industry leaders at the 2006 Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference in February. The following are excerpts from the HBCU Deans Roundtable discussion, which focused on educating and developing future executive leaders.


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Prospects Mostly Positive for Qualified STEM Professionals

Anyone seeking employment in science, engineering, or technology is rightfully confused by the mixed messages about the state of the U.S. economy. Is the employment glass half-full, half-empty, or just the wrong size?


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Technology Entrepreneur Knows How to Generate Profits

James T. Davenport understands the challenges, and rewards, of entrepreneurship from the inside out. Over the past three decades, he has led, advised, and nurtured growing businesses.


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Dr. Albert M. Green Keeps SAIC on R&D's Leading Edge

Dr. Green is an advocate of multidisciplinary training for students. As he told us, “Students, both undergraduate or graduate, should pursue training that is broad and not narrow. Whenever possible, speak with practicing technologists, scientists, and engineers to find out what they really do.”


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Saturday, July 15, 2006

To Corn Row or not to Corn Row: That is the Question

Ask corporate bigwig Art Johnson when he would wear an earring into his executive suite at Lockheed's corporate headquarters, and he will quickly retort, "On the day that I retire." ...As more job candidates show up to interviews with braids, piercings, and tattoos, many corporations are facing serious challenges to their appearance policies and their images.


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The 8-Terabyte Desktop and more

Capture, Collect, Organize, and Share Research...Educators, Moodle Up...New Paint Blocks Cell Signals and the 8-Terabyte Desktop.


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Darryl J. Pines named Chair of UM's Clark School of Engineering

University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering announced recently that Professor Darryll J. Pines would become chair of the aerospace engineering department on October 15. He will take over from William Fourney, who is stepping down from the position. Pines' research interests and activities have centered on structural dynamics, including structural health monitoring and prognosis, smart sensors, and adaptive, morphing and biologically inspired structures. He also conducts research in the guidance, navigation and control of aerospace vehicles.


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More Than One-Quarter of Recruiters Look at Social Networking Sites

Job candidates who maintain profiles on social networking sites, such as Facebook or MySpace, may want to rethink their postings: More than one-quarter (26.9 percent) of the organizations responding to a recent poll conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers reported that they have "Googled" job candidate profiles on social networking sites. "Students need to be aware that information they have posted online and made public could be viewed by potential employers," says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director.


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National Technology Readiness Survey finds U.S. workers waste $3.9 billion annually by not telecommuting

Americans’ love affair with the automobile is costing the U.S. economy $3.9 billion a year in fuel and time equal to 470,000 jobs, according to the 2005/2006 National Technology Readiness Survey (NTRS) released today. [ Visit Website ]


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TSU celebrates patent with Boeing Corporation

Tennessee State University’s proposal to develop software that can determine the number of pilots and people a cockpit will accommodate caught the attention of Boeing. Recently, Tennessee State University received an award representing the patent shared by the university and The Boeing Company.


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Changing careers from engineering to writing novels

Brian Egeston graduated from Tennessee State University in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He says he chose the major because he never wanted to be a starving artist. He went on to a successful engineering career, working for both RCA and Motorola. But Egeston couldn’t leave his love of writing, and instead chose to leave his lucrative work in engineering to become a full-time writer. [ Visit Website ]

Minority Media and Telecom Council Policy Conference

Black, Hispanic, and other minority owners of broadcast stations met with members of Congress, regulators, investment bankers, lenders, brokers and policy experts for the 4th annual access to capital and telecommunications policy conference of the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council (MMTC) in Washington, D.C. Discussions at the two-day event focused on financing, ownership, rapid change in communications technology, new global forms of media partnerships, closing the digital divide, and universal broadband. Latest figures from the Federal Communications Commission show members of racial minorities control 3.5 percent of broadcast stations nationwide.


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Friday, July 14, 2006

Freescale announces availability of magnetic-based memory chip

Freescale Semiconductor Inc., a spin-off of Motorola Inc., recently announced the commercial availability of a 4-megabit magnetoresistive random-access memory, or MRAM. At only a 1.26 square micron cell size in a 0.18-micron process, this tiny product will satisfy customers and industries in a big way. Consider today’s technology-savvy desires for “smaller, faster, and durable,” and MRAM stands competitively in the memory market.


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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Coppin State brings home International award for innovative wireless technology

Coppin State University - the first school in the University System of Maryland to go wireless campus-wide- was awarded the 2006 “Best Practices in Mobile and Wireless award for implementation of its wireless network at Computer world magazine's Mobile and Wireless World conference in Orlando, Florida, May. Coppin State beat out notable international finalists such as Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., the U. S. Postal Service in Washington D.C., Globe Telecom in the Philippines, Airport Authority of Hong Kong, China and Dubai eGovernment in Dubai. This recognition is the culmination of back-to-back awards for the university’s giant strides in IT in partnership with Nortel, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.