***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.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

USBE Deans 2007

Online edition of US Black Engineer & IT magazine's Deans Edition 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

College Class of 2007: White Males Outpace Women, Minorities in Landing Jobs

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).

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Prairie View Distinguished Alumna Nathelyne Archie Kennedy

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.

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Aerospace Corporation selects Wanda M. Austin to succeed William Ballhaus

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.

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A new engineering message for a new generation

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.

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Three in ten African American workers have experienced Discrimination or Unfair Treatment at Work

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.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Raytheon's Lori Berdos on Diversity

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.

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Raytheon honored by Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network

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.

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KFC seeks ‘HitMaker’ to record theme song during Black Music Month

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

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Goldman Sachs Donates $2 Million to Morehouse

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.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Adm. Michael Mullen Is Nominated to Chair Joint Chiefs

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.

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Cornell team will compete to build 100-mpg car

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.
A team of Cornell faculty, engineering students and MBA candidates in the Johnson School is planning to build such a car, race against similar vehicles and create a realistic business plan to sell at least 10,000 cars for a multimillion-dollar award.

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CIOs expect Increase in Third Quarter Hiring

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.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Remembering U.S. Representative Parren J. Mitchell

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.

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