Science & Technology

Breaking in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire As industry insiders tout the growing opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in the oil and natural gas sector, breaking into the industry can still present challenges. From access to capital and understanding the industry jargon to knowing how and when to pursue business opportunities, the learning curve can…

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Impactful African American Inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Since the founding of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) in 1973 more than 500 visionary men and women, who conceived, patented, and advanced the greatest technological achievements of our nation, have been inducted. NIHF is the premier nonprofit organization in America dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit…

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Minority Science Students Sought For American Chemical Society Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is announcing the availability of its annual renewable scholarship for minority students. Previous winners will be featured during a year long promotion of ACS Scholar Alumni, sponsored by ACS President Peter K. Dorhout, Ph.D. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. The renewable scholarship ranges between $1,000 and…

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Black Couple Launches Disruptive Health Tech Company

The black community suffers from many health complications and are often on the patient end of the health care industry and very rarely do we here stories of black innovators in the health tech space. Meet serial entrepreneurs Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, who are married tech entrepreneurs who launched a disruptive new platform called Best Tyme (besttyme.com), the easiest…

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U.S. Army Continues Partnership with the Black Engineer of the Year Awards to Develop Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Recognizing the impact and importance of the work of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA), the U.S. Army will sponsor the organization’s 2018 Global Competitiveness Conference. The conference attracts the top-performing high school and HBCU college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and recognizes the top African-American professionals and influencers in…

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AAA Carolinas offers guidance for driving in and preparing homes for severe winter weather

Severe winter weather – including snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain – is expected through parts the Carolinas today through Thursday. AAA Carolinas offers the following tips for driving in and preparing your home for severe winter weather: WINTER WEATHER DRIVING TIPS: Avoid unnecessary travel. No one can drive well on ice. Listen to authorities’…

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Fun Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Math, Science and Art

(StatePoint) Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts are especially important for young minds. While these are among the most challenging school subjects, at home, these topics can be brought to life through play. “Children should be encouraged to endlessly explore their creativity and be provided outlets to continuously discover through creative play,” says…

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NASA Celebrates Legacy of First Black American Astronaut

By Erick Johnson , Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member Fifty years ago, a tragic accident ended the groundbreaking career of Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., a Chicago native and stellar Air Force pilot who became America’s first Black astronaut. On December 8, 2017—the 50th anniversary of his death—NASA honored his often-ignored legacy and contributions to the agency.…

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