Science & Technology

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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Why Internet Access in Rural America Affects Everyone

Healthy communities and a strong national economy rely on internet access for all, suggests a new study. Indeed, in today’s economy, those in both urban and rural areas are equally dependent on online transactions, according to new report commissioned by the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), entitled “A Cyber Economy: The Transactional Value of the…

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National Society of Black Engineers Honors Top Corporate and Government Supporters of Engineering Diversity

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has honored 34 organizations and individuals with annual awards for their support of engineering diversity. The Chairman’s Awards and Gene Washington Champions of Champions Awards were presented at NSBE’s 44th Annual Convention, which brought more than 13,400 attendees and more than 250 sponsoring organizations to Pittsburgh, Pa., on…

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