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Family Affair: The Haynes family makes the NOBCChE Annual meeting a family tradition
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NOBCChE President Dr. Judson Haynes has been a member for 18 years and in this time period he has attended almost every NOBCChE Annual Meeting since 1996. The staff at NNOL recently interviewed Dr. Haynes during a visit to Washington, D.C., and discovered that NOBCChE Annual Meetings and Regional Meetings are a family tradition for the Haynes Family. "Many may find this hard to believe, my wife and children have attended two Annual Meetings and four Regional Meetings," he said during interview with NNOL.
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STEM Career and Academic Fair free for Indiana-area students and professionals
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Indiana-area students and professionals in STEM fields seeking career and graduate school opportunities are invited to join us for the NOBCChE Career and Academic Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. The fair is free to area residents from 1 to 4 p.m. More than 60 Fortune 500 companies, major universities and government agencies will attend. Click the "Read More" link to learn more and register.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Tuskegee ranked high for women and minorities in STEM
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Forbes has named Tuskegee University as one of the best schools for women and minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The school came in sixth place out of the list of 20 best colleges that help these groups succeed in STEM.
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National movement targets lack of women, minorities in computing
Government Technology
One major stereotype about technology is that it is mostly a field for geeky white men. To some degree, the stereotype has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, as statistics show that women and certain minority groups are not pursuing technology in school, and even when they do, they don't necessarily pursue careers in technical fields.
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Could a post-college SAT become the new norm?
PayScale
As employers lose faith in the almighty GPA, they're looking for other benchmarks to gauge competence. They need only to wait another school year. Beginning in 2014, about 200 colleges in the U.S. plan to roll out a post-grad exit exam to give companies a better idea of a grad's real-world readiness.
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5 reasons every employer needs an employee handbook
By D. Albert Brannen
The days of believing that a handbook can cause more harm than good are long gone. In today's business environment, a handbook serves both as a sword to carve out your legal rights, as well as a shield to protect them. A handbook sets expectations, encourages employees to behave in certain ways, helps ensure employees are treated consistently, publicizes employee benefits and helps win unemployment claims and lawsuits. These are just a few of the reasons why every employer, regardless of the number of employees, should have one.
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The 1 thing most job seekers are surprised about — but shouldn't be
The Business Journals
"After mentoring and hiring hundreds of job seekers, the No. 1 surprise response I get when I give advice on the job-search process is, 'Wow, this takes so much time!'" career expert Dana Manciagli writes. "I'm even more concerned when someone says, 'I don't have the time to put into this.'"
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'You don't look like a math major'
Al Jazeera America
On the blackboard in this MIT classroom, a list of positives and negatives are represented not with pluses and minuses but with pluses and deltas. The Greek letter here stands for "change," as it does in myriad formulas familiar to these undergraduate students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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To boost STEM education, companies need to change how they hire
US News & World Report
Science, technology, engineering and math may be the keys to maintaining an innovation economy in the United States. But traditional STEM education alone may not be enough to keep the country competitive, some experts say. Instead, companies themselves need to find new ways to challenge the status quo.
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