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Career Communications Group CEO Tyrone Taborn was a guest speaker at the NSF I-Corps Inclusion Summit organized by the National Science Foundation.

The event was held Wed, Oct 3, 2018, at Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Virginia.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory.

Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training and guidance from established entrepreneurs.

Dr. Taborn, founding CEO of Career Communications Group, spoke about innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and how to move innovation from the university to commercial markets.

Career Communications Group (CCG) is the publisher of US Black Engineer, Hispanic Engineer, and Women of Color magazines. CCG also hosts the BEYA STEM Conference and Women of Color in STEM Conference annually.

CCG is looking forward to collaborating with the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

The Summit included leadership from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and the broader NSF National Innovation Network. The Summit was comprised of keynotes, plenary sessions, and workshops.

“It’s an exciting time for I-Corps as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining true to the I-Corps vision yet being amenable and responsive to the needs of the nation’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational and innovation communities,” said Pamela McCauley in her introduction.

The BEYA winner is currently serving as program director for NSF’s Innovation Corps in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

“This summit is an example of many diversity and inclusion initiatives within the National Science Foundation designed for achieving our broadening participation goals,” Dr. McCauley said.

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