USBE Deans 2007
Online edition of US Black Engineer & IT magazine's Deans Edition 2007
***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.
White males outpace their female and minority counterparts when it comes to having a full-time job to begin upon graduation. Overall, 53 percent of Caucasian-American graduates who had formally applied for a full-time job landed a position compared with 34 percent of Black graduating applicants, and 43 percent of Hispanic-American graduating applicants, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
The idea of a female engineer was so unusual in Nathelyne Archie’s neighborhood in Conroe, Texas some people thought she was going to college to learn how to drive a freight train. But she made history when she graduated as the first black female in the state of Texas with a degree in architectural engineering, first black female to earn an engineering degree from any university in Texas and the first to become licensed as a professional engineer.
The Aerospace Corporation announced today that Dr. Wanda M. Austin will succeed Dr. William F. Ballhaus Jr. as president and chief executive officer upon his retirement on January 1, 2008. Austin currently serves as senior vice president of Aerospace Corporation's National Systems Group, responsible for systems engineering and integration support for National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) space programs.
Keeping pace with today’s students is a big challenge, but the 57-year-old JETS or Junior Engineering and Technology Society is moving full speed ahead to update their image and increase the attention of young people from every background, according to JET administrators who say they have sharpened their focus and reshaped their message to woo students who in the past may have missed out on all that JETS had had to offer.
Thirty percent of African American workers report having experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in the workplace, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com, the nation's largest online job site, and Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 company offering HR solutions that include temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full- time placement.
Recently, Raytheon Company received the 2007 Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN) Breakthrough Award, which honors an employer for creating a work environment that enhances career success of women engineers. USBE Online spoke to Lori Berdos, president of Raytheon’s Global Women Network, a company wide employee resource group about diversity.
Raytheon has received the 2007 Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN) Breakthrough Award. The Breakthrough Award honors an employer for creating a work environment that enhances the career success of women engineers of all ethnicities.
During Black Music Month, KFC invites aspiring artists and musicians to join the competition and submit their best music for what could become KFC's new theme song for its Pride 360° program. The winning artist, who creatively incorporates the key words Individual, Family, Community, Heritage and KFC into the song, will receive a recording opportunity worth $5,000 and an appearance on BET's "Rap City." Artists may upload their audio submissions at: www.kfc.com/pride360
The chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, Lloyd C. Blankfein, and Walter E. Massey, president of Morehouse College, announced a $2 Million gift at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Lobby on the Morehouse College campus recently. Goldman Sachs has actively recruited at Morehouse for a number of years and today there are 39 Morehouse alumni on its professional staff.
A deep blue water senior officer, who has served in Allied, joint command and Navy positions, overseas and in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, and who also holds two master's degrees, is likely to become the nation's top military advisor.
Imagine a car that gets 100 miles to a gallon of gas, seats four people, has 10 cubic feet of cargo space that could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 12 seconds, with top speed 100 mph -- and fully equipped with a heater, air conditioner and audio system.
Chief information officers (CIOs) project an uptick in the hiring of information technology (IT) professionals in the third quarter of 2007, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. Seventeen percent of executives surveyed plan to add IT staff in the next three months and 2 percent foresee personnel cutbacks.
In 1971, Parren James Mitchell, a civil rights warrior, ex-chair of a key House committee, and a fierce advocate of minority business, took his belief that minorities matter to the House, where he served until 1987. During his tenure, he co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus and served on the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee. Under him, the latter body was as a bulwark protecting the interests of minority-owned businesses.