Tag: Georgia Tech
New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology shows investors are most likely to push out Black, middle-class homeowners from neighborhoods. Collectively, Black people in the Atlanta area lost more than $4 billion in home equity over a 10-year period because of investors, according to the research.
Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis has announced the creation of a new academic college focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. Harvey R. Fields, Jr., who has been serving as the associate dean for student success at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named dean of the College of STEM.
Dr. Beyah is the Motorola Foundation Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He has been serving as vice president for interdisciplinary research and executive director of the online master's degree program in cybersecurity.
A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.
Since 2017, Reginald DesRoches has been the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering at Rice University. Previously, he served as chair of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Professor Pettigrew’s award was given “for leadership at the National Institutes of Health, and for academic and industrial convergence research and education, resulting in innovations that have improved global health care.”
Professor Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.
Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The report notes that in 1995, Black women accounted for 5.10 percent of all bachelor's degree in computer science. By 2014, this figure had dropped to 2.61 percent. In 2012, 70 percent of all bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans in computer science went to men.
The new deans are Denise Rush at Boston Architectural College, Emory H. Woodard IV at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Tamara Brown at the University of North Texas, and Charles Isbell at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Here is a listing of a group of African Americans in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.
Students will complete three years as medical students at Morehouse followed by a one-year, three-semester MBA program at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. The final year, they will return to Morehouse to complete their fourth year of medical school.
Dr. May currently serves as dean of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was appointed to this post in July 2011. He also is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Cynthia Warrick will serve as interim president beginning on January 3. She is not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis. In the past, Dr. Warrick has served as interim president at Grambling State University in Louisiana and South Carolina State University.
Recently the Black Student Experience Task Force at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta presented its recommendations to university President G.P. Peterson on how to promote equity and inclusion on campus. Dr. Peterson has approved all the recommendations.
Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Valerie Montgomery Rice is president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She was honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation for being strong and resilient in a traditional male occupation.
The Endowed Chair in Internet of Things Security was established by a $1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The first holder of the endowed chair will be Kevin T. Kornegay, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State.
The honorees are William Jelani Cobb, an associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, and Christine Grant, a professor of chemical engineering at North Carolina State University.
The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has announced a new partnership with Intel Inc. in an effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue degrees in engineering and computer science.
Purdue University has initiated the new Diversity Transformation Award program that will enlist current faculty and staff members to come up with strategies to further increase the diversity of the faculty and the student body.
M. Brian Blake is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami in Florida. He will become provost at Drexel University on August 1.
Dr. Carolyn Meyers was named the 10th president of Jackson State University on December 1, 2010, and began serving in the role in January 2011. Her contract has been extended for four years.
Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Jonathan P. Lambright has been a professor and chair of the engineering department at the university for more than a decade. He has served as interim dean of the College of Sciences and Technology since July 2012.
Evelynn M. Hammonds, who holds an endowed professorship at Harvard University, was appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
In 2005, Black earned 5.3 percent of all bachelor's degree awarded in engineering. In 2012, Blacks earned only 4.2 percent of all bachelor's degrees awarded in the discipline. Blacks did slightly better in graduate degrees in engineering.
Dr. Warrick currently serves as senior fellow at the Center for Minority Health Services Research in the College of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She spent the 2012-13 academic year as interim president of South Carolina State University.
The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage recognizes "individuals who, by standing up for clear moral principles in the social arena, have positively affected public discourse at the risk of their own careers, livelihoods and even their lives."
Dr. Barabino was associate chair for graduate studies and professor of biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston for 18 years.
The scholarships, funded by the British government, provide funds for up to two years of study for American students at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.
The former deputy commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers is a new professor of practice in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Among this year's 32 American Rhodes Scholars are three African American women: Joy A. Buolamwini of Georgia Tech, Rhiana E. Gunn-Wright of Yale, and Nina M. Yancy of Harvard.
Fidelia Nnadi of the University of Central Florida, Tina Marshall-Bradley at Paine College, and Reginald DesRoches at Georgia Tech were appointed to new positions.
Gayle B. Ward, Arnold Stancell, and Carroll Robinson are taking on added responsibilities.
Gilda Barabino is the first African American to serve as president of the society.