Science & Technology

Digital Magnifiers for Vision-Impaired Patrons Available for Checkout at Charleston County Public Library; Telescope Circulation also Expanded to More Branches

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) now has digital magnifiers available for patrons to check out or use on-site at each of its 16 branches. Visually impaired library customers can use the magnifiers for reading assistance. “We’re excited to add digital magnifiers to the long list of CCPL’s available services,” said Executive Director Nicolle Davies. “In addition…

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com As workers in the energy sector reach retirement age, the need to recruit, train and hire younger, more diverse talent will increase, dramatically. That’s why the American Petroleum Institute (API), “the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry,” according…

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Utah State and Fort Hare University Conservationist Tapped for U.N. Expert Panel on Biodiversity

U.N. activities for World Environment Day on June 6 were focused this year on plastic pollution. Marked every year since 1974, the day is celebrated in over 100 countries. Dr. Luthando Dziba, managing executive for conservation services at South African National Parks (SANParks) has been appointed to the UN body on biodiversity and ecosystems. Dziba,…

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New U.S. Energy and Jobs Report Shows Growth, Less Diverse Workforce

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com Energy jobs are growing faster than the national average and energy-related sectors are less diverse than the national workforce, according to the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER). “The nation’s energy sector employed 6.5 million Americans in 2017, up 133,000 jobs from the year prior,” a…

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R.B. Stall Students Soar on Aerospace Engineering Exams

R.B. Stall High School (RBSHS) freshman Maalik Anderson and sophomore Michael Gamboa scored in the top two levels on the end-of-course assessment for the Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering program, earning recognition from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), which worked with industry leaders to develop the program. The program is being offered at Stall for…

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Lowery Institute Change Agent Tank Winner, Madisyn Dudley, Receives Seed Money to Engage Black Youth in STEM

In a time when the leadership of black women is being celebrated, Cheryl Lowery, president and CEO of the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute (Lowery Institute), announced that Madisyn Dudley, a dual-degree engineering and computer science major, received funding to engage black youth in STEM as winner of the recent Change Agent Tank social innovation…

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NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids boosts black students’ STEM proficiency

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has announced the dates and locations of its 2018 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) programs. SEEK is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared toward African-American and other underrepresented elementary school students. The program, now entering its 12th year, reported significant gains in the engineering, math and…

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SMAD-CON Announces Opportunities For High School Students To Win Tickets To The Two-Day Social Media Event

SMAD-CON (Social Media All Day Conference) will contribute 25% of proceeds from tickets purchased May 14-20 to providing high school students a chance to win tickets for the conference’s Enthusiast Track. The SMAD-CON Enthusiast Track will feature panel discussions about trends, personal branding, developing lifestyle content, audience growth and using social media to create positive change. Panelist…

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South African Women Take Prize For Anti-Nuclear Effort

Using the knowledge gained in the anti-apartheid struggle, two South African women challenged a secret, multibillion-dollar nuclear deal that would have dotted South Africa with nuclear power plants from Russia. The women, Makoma Lekalakala and Liziwe McDaid, waged a five-year court battle against the plants. Against all odds, including a secret agreement between Russian leader…

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