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NOBCChE call for applications: National Student Representative
NOBCChE
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is inviting applications for a creative, committed and energetic student into the NOBCChE board of directors as the National Student Representative. Click here to learn more and apply.
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Chapter news: First NOBCChE chapter in the northwest celebrates 2 years
NOBCChE
This December will mark the two-year anniversary of the inception of the Oregon University Systems National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (OUS-NOBCChE) student chapter. The chapter was established at the University of Oregon in collaboration with the Master's Industrial Internship program. It is a union of five Oregon colleges: University of Oregon, Portland State University, Reed College, Lewis and Clark University and East Oregon University. Congratulations and thank you to Matti Alemayehu (president), Maisha Kamunde-Devonish (vice president), Milton Jackson Jr. (secretary), and all the other leaders who are helping to make this chapter a success.
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Want to be part of the NOBCChE Communications Team?
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The NOBCChE Communications Team is looking for volunteers. If you're interested in a position, please fill out the volunteer application form.
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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.
 


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Leadership starts with one
Forbes
Great leaders have inspired millions of people throughout history. Likewise, today's great business leaders at all levels motivate employees to transform their enterprises and help them reach new heights of accomplishment. They instill confidence that enables their followers to achieve what others might consider impossible. But it's easy to forget, or fail to note at all, that these leaders have one other thing in common: They all had to lead themselves before leading others.
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Program helps minorities access sciences
The Boston Globe
The importance of education in science, technology, engineering, and math — the so-called STEM subjects — has been widely discussed in recent years. MITES, however, has been working to expand interest and participation in these fields for almost 40 years. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched the program in 1975 in an effort to encourage more minority and disadvantaged students to study math and science, says Shawna L. Young, executive director of the school's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs, which oversees MITES.
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5 tips for successful performance evaluations
By D. Albert Brannen
Performance evaluation programs can be immensely beneficial to employers. They can help management improve employee performance and adjust staff expectations. However, if done improperly, performance evaluations can create more legal liability than they help to avoid. This article lists five critical tips for making sure your performance evaluation system is on the right track.
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Southern California colleges aim to diversify STEM
Claremont Port Side
Lack of diversity in STEM fields has long been a problem for institutions of higher learning across the country. According to a 2010 national study by the National Science Foundation, about 59.5 percent of individuals who earned a doctorate degree in a science or engineering field are white, while 10.5 percent of doctorate holders are Hispanic or black. Only 31 percent of these degrees are held by women.
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American companies not making progress in diversity on boards
ThinkProgress
Women held less than 17 percent of corporate board seats at Fortune 500 companies in the United States this year, the eighth straight year with no significant year-over-year increase, according to the latest analysis by Catalyst. Women of color fare even worse. They hold just 3.2 percent of all board seats and more than two-thirds of all companies had no women of color on their boards at all.
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Does diversity mean giving up holiday celebrations?
DiversityInc
A reader writes: Can you give me suggestions of how you can be business appropriate during the holidays without excluding people who may not celebrate the holiday — or people who do celebrate it as a religious holiday? Recently, I was asked to participate in an activity to create holiday cards with hand-drawn artwork that we would send out to our internal business customers — however, the instructions prohibited symbols of Christmas, including trees, wreaths, holly, etc. Does diversity and inclusion have to be a zero-sum game where in order to include everyone almost everyone else has to be excluded?
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Tips for a winning candidate experience
Forbes
Let's face it — the hiring process is stressful for both sides. The job seeker is putting their talents and career future on the line, which is a vulnerable place to be. The organization is investing considerable resources in hopes of finding a star in the making. This is important stuff. And yet far too many organizations make a mess out of the candidate experience in the recruiting process.
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Grant allows Arizona Science Center to boost STEM education in schools
Downtown Devil
A recent grant from the Helios Education Foundation will allow the Arizona Science Center to reach out to three different school districts in the state to innovate the way science, technology, engineering and math are taught in classrooms. The grant totals $260,000 and is allocated to planning for the future.
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