Education

Vast Industry Opportunities STEM from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were initially developed in the 1800s as land-grant colleges to afford underrepresented African Americans their rights to inexpensive, yet high-quality, education, in the face of a prejudicial old guard that has dominated the American high education system. Since then, HBCUs transformed into a crucial incubation chamber for STEM professionals …

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On Being One’s Own Hero: General Powell on STEM Education, Careers in the Military, and America’s Future

Colin Powell rose from humble roots to become a retired four-star general, statesman, and diplomat. He is perhaps best known for serving as the 65th United States Secretary of Service under President George W. Bush, as the first African American to hold that position. Powell also served as National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. …

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The HBCU Renaissance

Historic Black Colleges and Universities are designated higher education institutions that were established before 1964 to serve and educate minority populations that might not otherwise have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and enlighten themselves. The first institution of higher education that was created exclusively for blacks was Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1837. Cheyney …

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Picatinny Arsenal — Investing in the Future Scientists and Engineers of America

Picatinny Arsenal is a military research and manufacturing facility located in Morris County, New Jersey (about 35 miles west of NYC). Founded in 1880, Picatinny started out primarily manufacturing gunpowder for the military. As time has passed, Picatinny’s scientific and manufacturing programs have evolved to match the breakneck pace of emerging technology. Today Picatinny is …

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The Intel Foundation — Creating Opportunities for the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

In the growing movement to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) awareness in young people, increase STEM educational opportunities for underrepresented and minority students, and empower youth to be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow, Computer Science, Engineering, and IT (Information Technology) are some of the hottest topics of interest. As many know, Intel …

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CUNY Announces the opening of “The City College Center for the Arts” at Bonhams

CUNY Announces the opening of “The City College Center for the Arts” at Bonhams  “It was on a recent lovely Spring evening over 200 eager New Yorkers interested in education and lovers of the Arts came to Bonhams Auction House to hear Dr. Lisa S. Coico, President of The City College of New York as she announced the launch …

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The HEROES Model — Blueprints for Reconnecting Youth

On April 14th — 16th the HEROES Model Conference was held at the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering. HEROES is an acronym representing six fundamental components to youth development and “reconnection” with society: Heritage; Education; Relationships; Opportunities; Entrepreneurship; and Service. Chike Ukaegbu designed the HEROES Model. Chike studied Biomedical Engineering at …

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American Association of Black Engineers NYU-Poly Student Chapter — A New Generation of Energy Leaders

On March 12th the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering held an induction ceremony for the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Student Chapter. Standout students were honored and various leaders in the field of energy spoke at the ceremony. Among the noted speakers were William Suggs, Wilton Cedeno, and keynote speaker Frank Stewart. Suggs …

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NYU-Poly—Old Friends Unite and Look to the Future

On January 30th leaders from science, engineering, higher education, business and government met at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to celebrate the union of New York University and the Polytechnic School of Engineering. While the official merger happened on January 1st, 2014, the relationship between the schools is longstanding. The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering …

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