December 2022

FAMU Prepares To Open Chevron Innovation Fab Lab To Promote STEAM Discovery

By Andrew Skerritt The Florida A&M University (FAMU)¬†Chevron STR2EAM Innovation Fab Lab held its first Design Studio,¬†a significant step toward the launch of its¬†initiative to enrich and expose students, parents, and educators through exhilarating learning experiences tied to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) discovery. STR2EAM is located in the College of Education. ‚ÄúR2,‚ÄĚ

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Two Hampton University Students Named to AT&T Dream in Black’s Class of 2022 Rising Future Makers

Courtesy of Hampton University Hampton University seniors Sarah ‚ÄėLee‚Äô Buckner and Amber Anderson were announced as members of¬†AT&T‚Äôs Dream in Black¬†second¬†Rising Future Makers Class. The 2022 class honors 25 students, all from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), who are making a positive impact in their communities and on their campuses. ‚ÄúThis moment is one

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Black creators say they ‚Äėhave to be perfect‚Äô to get promotional products from brands. They want that to change.

By Daysia Tolentino As influencers who were new to New York City, Antoni Bumba and her former roommate spent time last year trying to strengthen their relationships with brands. The creators, who had already built sizable followings on their platforms, knew that one of the best ways to grow their careers was to ask brands

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Six Reasons HBCUs Are More Important Than Ever

By Dr. Michael L. Lomax Every day across the country there is another new headline about students questioning the value of a college degree. Wages have stagnated, college tuition has steadily climbed, and more students are saddled with crushing college debt than ever before. It’s no wonder they are asking: given the cost and investment,

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TSU To Get Major Boost With Infrastructure Needs, Research and Increased Federal Aid For Students With Final Funding Bill of 2022

By Emmanuel Freeman Tennessee State University students and those enrolled at historically black colleges and universities across the country will see an increase in Pell grants. Eligible students will receive an additional $500 as a part of the $1.7 trillion 2022 Omnibus Bill unveiled by congressional leaders. The final funding bill of the year also includes increased funding

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N.C. A&T’s Taliaferro Receives Nat’l Award Using Data To Ensure Teacher Readiness

By Tonya Dixon North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Alisa Taliaferro, Ed.D. recently received the prestigious 2022 Ed-Fi Alliance Educator Interoperability Leader of the Year Award. The award is one from seven community award categories including Lifetime Achievement, Partner, Technical Contributor, Ambassador, Solution and Rookie of the Year. “The impact of data interoperability is

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$2 Million Gift to College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Supports Scholarships, Faculty Positions

By Kevin Childs A $2 million gift from philanthropists¬†Joanne and William Conway¬†to the¬†College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences¬†‚Äď the largest the college has received in its existence ‚Äď will support three new faculty positions and scholarships for nursing students at the bachelor‚Äôs, master‚Äôs and doctoral levels. The donation provides five years of funding for

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FAMU and Blackstone Kickoff LaunchPad Initiative to Drive Student, Faculty and Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship

By Andrew Skerritt The Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry’s (SBI) Interdisciplinary Center for Creativity and Innovation (ICCI) has partnered with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to create and enhance the entrepreneurial mindset at FAMU and in the surrounding Southside community. LaunchPad is a grant-funded program awarded to FAMU’s ICCI initiative that provides entrepreneurial

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