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The U.S. Department of Energy hosted the 2016 Project STEM Awards at the Washington Convention Center Friday.

Career Communications Group, Inc. Publisher, Chairman and CEO Tyrone Taborn is one of three STEM luminaries to receive Project STEM’s 2016 Awards.

Project Stem awards are managed by Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc., a non-profit community-based organization that consists of historically Black college and university (HBCU) alumni chapters in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

They collaborate to strengthen educational programs and provide support to underserved students interested in attending HBCUs.

Over more than a quarter of a century, Baltimore-based Career Communications Group (CCG) Chairman and CEO Tyrone Taborn has promoted significant achievements of people historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through print and digital media, diversity events, and annual STEM conferences.

Taborn is also the founder of the Foundation for Educational Development, which aims to raise technology literacy in minority communities across America.

Other 2016 Project Stem award recipients include Howard University’s nano professor, Dr. Gary Harris, and Dr. Charlene M. Dukes of Prince George’s Community College.

Dr. Harris, professor of electrical engineering and the director of the Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility, has focused his research mainly on the growth and characterization of electronic and optical materials, fabrication of semiconductor devices with special attention given to wide band gap and compound semiconductor materials, and applications of nanotechnology.

Dr. Dukes is the eighth and first female president of Prince George’s Community College. With more than 44,000 students at 6 locations, including the Largo Campus, the college is home to the National Cyber watch Center, an ATE site funded by the National Science Foundation, and is designated a 2010-2015 and 2015-2020 Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance at the two-year level.


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