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Black Engineers Pay Homage to Noted Black Architect and Activist

The National Society of Black Engineers will honor a noted African American architect who is also a civil rights activist

The National Society of Black Engineers will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to architect and…

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Matthew Nelson Proves It’s Never Too Late to be an Engineer

Matthew Nelson wants other people of color to know it's never to late to become an engineer.

“He is the oldest national chair in NSBE’s history.”

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EMC, Intel among Award Recipients at Black Engineers’ Gala

The National Society of Black Engineers award ceremony, honored high-achieving students and academics in engineering as well as companies and executives fighting for diversity in tech.

“…our award winners not only show us the possibilities through their achievements, they also provide…

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Northrop Grumman Gives $2 Million Grant to National Society of Black Engineers

Northrop Grumman and the National Society of Black Engineers team up to create more minority engineers.

Northrop Grumman and the National Society of Black Engineers team up to create more minority…

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#SMW Lagos 2016: Africans Claiming Their Piece of the Digital Pie

Africans in tech bring their culture and influence to the world

2016 Social Media Week Lagos kicked off with a bang. The energy was high and…

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Engineers Week: ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Generation of Black Engineers’

NSBE kicks off Engineers Week with events promoting diversity in STEM

The National Society of Black Engineers will use Engineers Week to raise awareness and increase…

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Obama Was the Best President Technology Could Have Ever Wanted

The tech industry will miss Obama when he's gone

Obama’s elevation of technology as national interest has been a hallmark of his presidency since…

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Exposing Students to STEM Earlier 

The lack of black people in technology stems from the lack of STEM education. While America doesn’t produce a great number of white scientists, mathematicians and engineers, the disparity hits African Americans a lot stronger. African Americans received just 7 % of all STEM bachelor's degrees, 4 % of master's degrees, and 2 % of PhDs in 2009, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Thankfully, several extra-curricular programs like Black Girls Code are dedicated to teaching children and young adults from underrepresented communities. 

With this initiative promising to focus on youth at the beginning of their educational careers, students will become exposed to all that STEM has to offer in the classroom.

3 Ways Obama’s New Initiative Will Impact STEM Education

President Obama announced an initiative he said will improve the education of African-American students during…

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Why There Are Few Women & African Americans in STEM

A recent study says while 84% of STEM department chairs at leading universities say recruiting…

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Sound Check

An audio engineer mixes recordings for pop music’s biggest hit makers

Making a living recording, editing, and mixing music requires a discerning ear. For Araica, her…

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Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Over the years, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become perhaps the most recognized scientist in the…

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UBR Spotlight: Data Solutions & Technologies CEO Deborah Scott Thomas

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deborah Scott Thomas, the president and CEO of…

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UBR Spotlight: A10 Solutions CEO Leah Brown Achieves Clinical Success

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Leah Brown, the CEO of A10 Solutions Inc.…

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UBR Spotlight: World Wide Technology Chairman David Steward

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita D. Young talks with David…

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UBR Spotlight: BE 100s CEO Amos Otis

Entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable, plus we're throwing a Twitter Party!

Amos L. Otis, top executive of one of the nation’s largest Black-owned companies, shares the…

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Shuttle Stars: America’s Black Astronauts

A look at 20 African American pioneers of aeronautics

The final launch of Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of the American…

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Charging Ahead

Lonnie Johnson takes a different road to alternative energy

President Barack Obama’s administration has made it a priority to put 1 million electric cars…

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