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Do you have pictures or videos from the conference that you would like to share? If so, send them to Communications@NOBCChE.org. We would love to see and share them!
Indianapolis radio host Amos Brown talks with NOBCChE about the conference and STEM
Interviewed on Afternoons with Amos, NOBCChE vice president Talitha Hampton-Mayo and STEM weekend chair Sherine Obare talked with Amos and listeners about the organizations mission which includes encouraging more African-American young men and women to get engaged in science and math. To be involved in STEM (Science Technical Engineering Math) courses and programs. The guests also told Amos and listeners that ordinary products people use every day Bounty paper towels and the Super Soaker were created by black chemists and chemical engineers.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the NOBCChE eBrief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NOBCChE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
Diversity in the workplace: More work ahead
Companies are still failing to make significant progress when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A recent white paper titled, "Uncovering Talent," co-authored by Professor Kenji Yoshino at New York University School of Law, and Christie Smith, managing principal at Deloitte University Leadership Centre for Inclusion, explains how little progress we have really made when it comes to full inclusion.
The Department of Chemistry of the University of Kentucky invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. The first position combines computational chemistry with other areas of research. The research area for the second position is open, but we are specifically interested in candidates whose research activities will complement and strengthen existing strengths at UK, such as materials, energy, or biological/pharmaceutical chemistry. For more information, please visit http://chem.as.uky.edu/chem-faculty-positions.
Judge rules in Maryland HBCU equity trial
Morgan State University President David Wilson said in an email recently that a decision has been handed down in the coalition case.
Soon after the long-awaited ruling, David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, wrote in an email to Career Communications Group CEO and publisher Tyrone Taborn, a member of Morgan's Board of Regents, that based on preliminary reading, "it appears the State of Maryland prevailed in the area of operational funding to HBCUs as well as in capital funding."
5 things super successful people do before 8 a.m.
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful, and healthy, lifestyle. That's right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m., Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 a.m. and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, wakes at 4:30 a.m., just to name a few.
How to start a STEM program for 6-year-olds? Try LEGOs
America is anxious about science, technology, engineering and math education. The fear that students are falling behind has prompted U.S. educators to step up lesson plans that drive high school kids to consider pursuing related degrees at the college and graduate school levels.
Efforts to encourage STEM studies, however, live beyond school walls. Private individuals and institutions have taken more than a passing interest in STEM education.
Science lab on wheels sparks student interest in STEM
As he finished his Ph.D. thesis in 2007, Ben Dubin-Thaler took a risk: rather than accepting a full-time job offer, the Columbia University graduate set out to create a high-tech science lab.
In some ways, it would be a typical lab, with microscopes and beakers, scientists and specimens. But there would be one key difference: the lab would be completely mobile.
Job hunting? Forget the ads
Given the hundreds and even thousands of resumes that inundate employers every time they post a job, chances are slim that trying to get a job that way will lead to success.
Instead, take steps to find a job "through the back door," as many job-hunting experts put it. That entails time-consuming homework, but it's likelier to lead to a paying job.
University of Texas professors to study success of STEM education
Austin Business Journal
Two University of Texas professors in Austin — sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black — have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in education translate into successful careers.
7 things really amazing communicators do
It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services — either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem to a breakdown in communication. And when things go right, it's usually great communicators who helped create the successful results. It's a necessary skill in every aspect of business, social and family life.
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