The groups are developing a credentialing examination for software developers that eventually they hope to roll out worldwide.
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin's work on tissue regeneration is called one of the "100 scientific discoveries that changed the world."
Over the past decade, about 350 minority students have earned Ph.D.s in engineering nationwide. Forty-five of them have participated in the GERS program.
In the fall of 2013, two posses of students, one from Atlanta and one from Houston, will enroll on the College Station campus.
This year there are nine sophomores and 13 freshmen enrolled in the Engineering Success Alliance that provides academic support services, peer support, tutoring, and internship and research opportunities.
The garments use fabric that is embedded at the molecular level with insecticides to ward off mosquitoes infected with malaria, a disease that kills some 655,000 people annually in Africa.
Over the past decade, the mathematics department at the university of Iowa has awarded doctorates to 25 minority students. This is about 8 percent of all doctorates in mathematics awarded to minorities nationwide during the period.
On average, about 50 African Americans earn a Ph.D. in chemistry every year. This year three of them are at the University of Mississippi.
Vanderbilt University is on track this year to become the number one producer of minority Ph.D. recipients in physics, astronomy and materials science, areas where minorities are grossly underrepresented.
Seth Y. Ablordeppey, a professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a U.S. patent for modifications he made to the drug Cryptolepine.
The technology could also be used on other devices such as laptop and tablet computers and music players. The coating could also be applied to automobiles to boost fuel efficiency.
The Association of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (AUMF) has a new academic home at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Now in its 17th year, the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative has provided scholarships and fellowships to 627 students.
The Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigations in Neuroscience (BRAINS) program will feature a three-day seminar this coming January on Bainbridge Island in Washington.
In 2011, Blacks earned 4.2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering. A decade ago in 2002, Blacks earned 5.4 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering.
Over the past 15 years, Arizona State University professor Terry Alford has made 12 trips to Africa to teach two-week engineering seminars at schools and universities.
Sabrina Collins of the College of Wooster and her colleagues developed a Powerpoint presentation that uses hip-hop concepts to make chemistry more appealing to minority students.
The Consortium of Minority-Serving Engineering and Technology Programs at Urban, Public Universities presented a plan to Congress to increase the number of minorities in the engineering field by 60 percent over the next 12 years.
Over the past five years, the number of African American first-year students in the College of Engineering has increased from 16 to 64, a 300 percent rise.
A survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia found that 61 percent of all Black high school students are not interested in pursuing a career in heath care or the sciences.
The data suggests that attracting Black students to STEM fields is not the problem but keeping them there is a major concern.
An assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, Dr. Gibbs will receive a total of $875,000 over the next five years to use in any way she wants to further her research.
Nearly 86 percent of African American college students take at least some STEM courses during their college years. This is only slightly lower than the rate for White college students.
For the past eight years, Bowie State University in Maryland has acted as mission control for NASA's solar, anomalous and magnetospheric particle explorer satellite.
Xavier University in New Orleans has a stellar record in producing Black graduates in STEM fields. Many of these graduates go on to medical school and to careers in the health professions.
Kinfe Ken Redda, professor of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University, has received a U.S. patent for the development of therapeutic agents for the treatment of HIV.
At age 14 Tony D. Hansberry developed a new suture method for patients undergoing hysterectomies. The new method decreases hospital stays for women who undergo the surgery.
During college he conducted summer research at North Carolina State University. He plans to start graduate school in the fall and pursue a career in biological and physics engineering.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities program seeks to prepare women of color in STEM disciplines for academic and administrative leadership positions.
According to data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Black have made tremendous progress over the past decade in increasing their percentage of students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in nursing.
A team of faculty and graduate students at Howard University has spent the last five weeks aboard a research ship of the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration studying particles in the air coming off the coast of West Africa.
It appears that Burns, who holds degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Columbia University, is the only African American among the 69 new inductees of the academy.
The historically Black university in North Carolina has been approved to establish a doctor of nursing practice degree program. The new doctoral program could enroll its first students as early as this coming fall.
Howard University produced the most Black applicants to U.S. medical schools in 2011 but by a large margin Xavier University in New Orleans produced the most graduates who earned medical degrees.
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found that mentoring Black students in the sciences in high school can have a major impact in influencing gifted students to pursue degree programs in STEM fields.
Advising Minorities By Inspiring & Transforming Them Into Outstanding Nurses (AMBITION) is a new mentoring and networking group for pre-nursing minority students at the University of Cincinnati.