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Black physicist rethinks the ‘dark’ in dark matter

By Lisa Selin Davis When many kids were running around playing tag or video games, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein was thinking about particle physics. After her mother took her to see “A Brief History of Time,” Errol Morris’ 1991 documentary about theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, she fell in love with the discipline. She was just 10 years

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Delta Research and Educational Foundation to host free virtual education symposium

The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) and Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (TAG) is launching a four-part series on educational equity. The program, titled Rooted in Research 2.0, is part of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF). “We continue to work tirelessly to eliminate equity disparities within our educational system,” said DREF President

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Howard University receives $1.7 million grant from CDC Foundation

Howard University received a $1.7 million grant from the CDC Foundation. Designed to reach historically marginalized and disadvantaged populations during public health crises, the endeavor has been dubbed Project REFOCUS. Project REFOCUS takes a closer look at the intersecting pandemics of racism and Covid-19 and provides information to the communities most directly impacted. The project

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Virginia State University receives $1 million to train future STEM teachers

Virginia State University (VSU) is getting $1 million to help train future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers. Students completing a STEM major will be able to get their secondary teaching certifications at no additional cost or time in school. Selected by Gov. Ralph Northam, the university will take part in HBCUTeach, a nationwide

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UiPath partners with HBCUs to teach robotics process automation

UiPath is partnering with HBCUs to train students on robotic process automation (RPA). The enterprise automation software company is collaborating with HBCUs as part of its Academic Alliance. UiPath’s partnership with seven HBCUs is part of an initiative to bring workforce development opportunities, skills, training and knowledge to students.¬† The partnerships include Clark Atlanta University,

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Grand Valley State University partners with Fort Valley State University to increase diversity

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) launched an initiative with Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in an effort to increase diversity within its student population and within the STEM industry. The collaborative effort will allow students in STEM fields to earn a master’s degree from GVSU’s Padnos College of Engineering and Computing after completing their bachelor’s

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NASA’s Mary W. Jackson honored with renaming of agency‚Äôs headquarters

Acting administrator of NASA, Steve Jurczyk, recently honored Hampton University alumna Mary W. Jackson in the highest way. In an official ceremony, Jurczyk named NASA‚Äôs D.C. headquarters building after her. Featured in the movie “Hidden Figures,” Mary Jackson was the first African American female NASA engineer and was instrumental to American success in the 1960’s

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Bethune-Cookman University takes part in HBCU C2 initiative

Bethune-Cookman University (BC-U) is excited to announce its ongoing participation in Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative. Funded by Apple Computer and an extension of its Community Education Initiative, HBCU C2 provides B-CU with the technology and training that makes coding more easily accessible to students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.  As part of

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Meharry medical student wants to increase care for African Americans with Alzheimer’s

Mekdes “Duni” Getaneh, a third-year medical student at Meharry Medical College, is a founding member of Alzheimer’s Buddies, which is a national organization that helps bring comfort and healing to people with Alzheimer’s. Getaneh is also a board member of Alzheimer‚Äôs Buddies, an organization that pairs college students with people living in nursing homes who

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Delaware State University announces new doctoral program

Delaware State University has recently announced a new doctoral program it will offer in the field of Integrative Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The new program aims to develop researchers and teachers so that they will be capable of conducting scholarly, independent research, acquire multidisciplinary skills and become efficient decision makers. The goal is that

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