***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, March 31, 2007

Summer Program for Rising Senior

The Mentoring and Enrichment Seminar in Engineering Training (MESET) program is a two-week residential engineering-introduction program for students. It will take place from June 3-15, 2007. All application packets need to be completed by April 15, 2007. The program is limited to 50 students.

Georgetown College President Announces $50,000 Scholarships at Granville Academy Youth Conference

Georgetown College President William H. Crouch, Jr. announced two $50,000 scholarships at the 2007 Granville Academy Youth Conference, held March 22-25 in Trenton, New Jersey. William H. Crouch, Jr. began his era of leadership-by-example the day he became president of Georgetown College in 1991.


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AMD Joins Together with Partners to Meet Global Technology Needs

Recently, AMD, Wyse Technology, and non-profit organizations Inveneo Inc., and ActionAid united to bring solar-powered thin client computing capability, Internet access, and VoIP telephony into places with little or no access to electricity or affordable communications.


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Ideas on “coolest technology of the next 25 years” sought from next generation of IT workers

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today that as part of its 25th anniversary celebration it will award $25,000 in scholarships this year.
The awards will go to the winners of the CompTIA 25th Anniversary IT Scholarship Essay Contest, targeted at high school seniors and college students attending academic institutions that are members of the CompTIA Education to Careers program.



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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Barrington Irving's World Flight Adventure

On Friday, Barrington Irving, a 23-year old senior majoring in aerospace at Florida Memorial University, climbed into a single-engine aircraft he calls "Inspiration," and embarked on a round the world flight that will make him the first person of African descent to fly solo around the globe. The flight path of his “World Flight Adventure” is expected to take five to six weeks, and would carry Irving to 23 locales, including the Azores, Spain, Greece, Egypt, Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan & Japan. Follow along as Barrington’s GPS position is updated via satellite.


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A&T names ChE major first O'Brien & Gere Scholar

A North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University chemical engineering major and waste management certificate candidate has been selected as the first O’Brien & Gere Scholar. The engineering and project delivery company awarded the interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute of North Carolina A&T $10,000 to support Evan Paul during his junior and senior years. Paul will work with the New York-based firm during the summer.


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Monday, March 26, 2007

Vernon Jordan keynotes 2007 Granville Academy Conference

Metro Trenton/Princeton, N.J.-- In his keynote address at the 24th annual conference of The Granville Academy, Vernon Jordan, icon of the civil rights movement and influential political insider, began by saying, "Bill Granville didn't invite me here today. He told me to be here."


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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

NAFEO holds 32nd national conference on Blacks in Higher Education

March 14-17, 2007 -- Join NAFEO, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, for its 32nd National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the District of Columbia. NAFEO represents 400,000 students and their families and African Americans across the higher education spectrum.


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NCA&T Professor Develops Software for the United States Navy

Dr. DeWayne Brown, associate professor in the Department of Electronic Computer, and Information Technology, at North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) received a grant from the Department of the Navy, to develop a new procedure (algorithm) that will improve the accuracy of submarines that launch missiles using data from Fiber Optic Gyroscope Navigators.



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Howard University meets $250 million target ahead of schedule

Howard University’s CEO H. Patrick Swygert announced March 8 that “The Campaign for Howard” with the goal of raising $250 million in five years, has been met 10 months ahead of schedule. In 2002, Howard University launched the Campaign to add to its resources and its ability to make leadership for America and the global community a reality for students and faculty. Thousands of alumni, friends and supporters, helped the historically Black university meet its goal 10 months ahead of schedule. Howard marked its 140th Charter Day Convocation March 9, 2007.


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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

NJIT opens Women History Month hosting Society of Women Engineers conference

New Jersey Institute of Technology opened Women’s History Month hosting a regional female engineering conference. Keynoting the event, NJIT Provost Dr. Priscilla Nelson drove home "Diversity in Engineering," this year's theme for Society of Women Engineers, an organization that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers.


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What Do You Do When Disaster Strikes?

Imagine the unthinkable: a contagious disease spreads like wildfire throughout the United States, or a deadly toxin is released into the panicked population on a Sunday morning. Would our health system be able to handle the sudden demands on its infrastructure by Monday, or would it still be fumbling in the dark the following weekend?


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Microsoft Donates $1.7 Million to Support Rebuilding of Gulf States

Microsoft Corporation CEO Steve Ballmer announced $1.7 million in donations of cash, software, and specialized curriculum to several nonprofit partners in Louisiana and Texas to help boost the region’s post-Katrina revitalization. In recent months, Microsoft joined a number of major American corporations in an unprecedented effort to channel long-term, private sector funding to the Gulf Coast as part of the $1 Billion Gulf Coast Rebuilding Challenge.


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