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Hispanics in engineering
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African American grads are filling
essential roles in IT


When looking to enhance diversity by hiring more African Americans, human resource professionals rely on diversity groups, student organizations, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to zero in on this...


Dominion’s Ruth Prideaux leads renewable energy construction


Ruth Prideaux’s mantra is a quote from Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Prideaux is director of generation construction in renewable energy at Dominion Resources (Richmond, VA)...


CS and software engineering grads choose from a growing number of options


The current focus on big data and cybersecurity is bringing CS and software engineering grads a new era of challenges and opportunities. Career options are becoming more diverse, but workforce diversity is not keeping pace.


Colorado students make and race solar and lithium ion battery cars at annual competition


Littleton, CO – Nearly 300 students on seventy-four teams from twentyone Colorado schools converged on Dakota Ridge High School in May to race solar and lithium ion batterypowered vehicles they designed and built themselves. They were competing for...


USAA VetFIT offers veterans training and internships as Java software developers


San Antonio, TX – Twenty-one military veterans have new skills that could lead them to careers as Java software developers, thanks to a program pioneered by USAA. The USAA VetFIT program was developed in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission...


FAMU and FSU: two schools, one College
of Engineering


HBCU Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and Florida State University, part of the Florida state higher education system, teamed up in 1983 to create a joint College of Engineering. It’s housed midway...


Office of Naval Research seeks diverse interns and faculty


To meet the U.S. Navy’s goal of increasing its STEM capabilities, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has established a program devoted to increasing minority participation. The historically black colleges and universities...


Research and inclusion at MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA) is a federally funded research and development center operated by MIT to address problems of national security. Its primary mission areas include...





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