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Volume 1 Issue 3 - June 2010 
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June 23, 2010
Robert R. Taylor Network  LAIV Network Wire.
 
A monthly compilation of articles on Black Culture in ASTEM.
 
1. BET founder, Royal Caribbean help build Haiti homes
2. National museum shows minorities' progress
3. White House Appoints 2010-2011 Class of White House Fellows
4. Black Engineer Chosen to Cleanup Beaches in BP Leak
5. ACE Mentor Program Releases Landmark Research Results:  Participants Graduate High School at a Greater Rate & ACE Increases Diversity in Architecture, Construction, Engineering Program Enrollment.
6. $1.5bn STX Housing project is for holistic community dev't -Bagbin
7. Prof Receives $2.9 Million Grant To Support Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning STEM Disciplines
8. Bringing Underrepresented Groups into Mathematics:  Two Mathematics Departments Honored for Outstanding Efforts
9. City Tech's Black Male Initiative Program Earns National Recognition.
10. EDUCATION: UMES Student Recognized as up-and-coming STEM teacher
11. Mesquite employee wins national award
12. For DSU, moving forward means a focus on sciences
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1. BET founder, Royal Caribbean help build Haiti homes
By JIM WYSS
McClatchy Newspapers
nashuatelegraph.com
MIAMI - Businessman and Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. "Bob" Johnson is behind the latest push to rebuild Haiti.
On Tuesday, Johnson said his Maryland-based RLJ Companies are joining forces with Global Building Solutions, cruise giant Royal Caribbean and Haiti-based WIN Group to build two factories in Haiti that could churn out some 800 homes per month.  Read More 
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/business/776584-192/bet-founder-royal-caribbean-help-build-haiti.html
 
2. National museum shows minorities' progress
POSTED: Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 02:43 PM PT
BY: Nathalie Weinstein
Tags: Maurice Rahming, National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon
Daily Journal of Commerce, Oregon
Mike Bellamy took a risk when he left a life he loved in Italy to manage construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Read More
http://djcoregon.com/news/2010/06/17/african-american-museum-shows-minorities-progress/

3. White House Appoints 2010-2011 Class of White House Fellows
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the White House announced the appointment of 13 outstanding men and women to serve as White House Fellows.  The White House Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, varied professions and all of the 2010-2011 Fellows have shown a strong commitment to public service and leadership.  The 2010-2011 class of Fellows and their biographies are included below
.  Read More
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/white-house-appoints-2010-2011-class-white-house-fellows
The list of Fellows includes R. Erich Caulfield, Thomas Fisher and Rachel Thornton who are black.

4. Black Engineer Chosen to Cleanup Beaches in BP Leak
June 22, 2010
eurweb.com
The insurmountable mess it appears BP has gotten themselves into has found a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and it's called Tony Watson.  Watson is the CEO of Clean Beach Technologies who says that "stopping the flow of oil can be fixed immediately by new technology ready for immediate deployment." Read More
http://www.eurthisnthat.com/2010/06/22/black-engineer-chosen-to-cleanup-beaches-in-bp-leak/#more-14599

5. ACE Mentor Program Releases Landmark Research Results:  Participants Graduate High School at a Greater Rate & ACE Increases Diversity in Architecture, Construction, Engineering Program Enrollment.
Press Release Source: The ACE Mentor Program On Thursday June 17, 2010, 10:00 am EDT
Yahoo Finance!
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program released findings today from a groundbreaking research study, conducted to quantify its impact to date. The research indicates that ACE is not only accomplishing its mission of "engaging, exciting, and enlightening high school students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, and engineering", it's also achieving additional results, including increasing high school graduation rates, and diversification in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. Read More
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ACE-Mentor-Program-Releases-bw-934827051.html?x=0&.v=1

6. $1.5bn STX Housing project is for holistic community dev't -Bagbin
By: Justice Lee Adoboe
GhanaWeb
Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing has asserted that the US$ 1.5 billion project is meant for the development of holistic communities, and not just housing units.  Read More
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=184262

7. Prof Receives $2.9 Million Grant To Support Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning STEM Disciplines
Released: 6/17/2010 12:20 PM EDT
Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
"The Triple Helix" Project Explores Opportunities for Collaboration Between Universities, Local Schools, and Community Organizations To Focus on Research Related to Community-Based Issues in the Capital Region
Newswise - Rising concern about America's ability to maintain its competitive position in the global economy has renewed interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The challenge, according to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Science and Technology Studies Professor Ron Eglash, is that minority students are often disinterested in STEM academics because they do not see its relevance to their own lives and communities.  Read More http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/565735/?sc=rsln

8. Bringing Underrepresented Groups into Mathematics:  Two Mathematics Departments Honored for Outstanding Efforts
Released: 5/1/2009 12:25 PM EDT
Source: American Mathematical Society
Newswise - The Committee on the Profession (CoProf) of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) has announced the selection of two outstanding mathematics department programs to be designated as Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference. For 2009 the honored programs are the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University, and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Mississippi.
Read More 
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/551904/
 
9. City Tech's Black Male Initiative Program Earns National Recognition.
Released: 11/9/2007 9:00 AM EST
Source: New York City College of Technology
Newswise - For its visionary Black Male Initiative (BMI) program, New York City College of Technology/CUNY (City Tech) has been named one of nine U.S. Model Replication Institutions (MRI).  Read More
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/535262/

10. EDUCATION: UMES Student Recognized as up-and-coming STEM teacher
delmarvanow.com
PRINCESS ANNE --- Phylicia Gibbs, a Bishopville student from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been awarded the Siemens Teacher Scholarship, a distinction that recognizes students enrolled at historically black universities who are pursuing teaching careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She is one of 33 students nationwide to receive a $4,400 scholarship from the Siemens Foundation and the Thurgood Marshall College.  Read More
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20100616/NEWS01/100616036/1002/rss

11. Mesquite employee wins national award
By Kenny Green,
kgreen@acnpapers.com
Published: Thursday, June 3, 2010 1:36 PM CDT
Mesquite Community News and Voices
Mesquite Capital Improvement Project Engineer Sherrelle Diggs has won the 2010 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - Alumni Executive Board Leadership Award. Diggs was presented with the award at the organization's national convention in Toronto, Canada. The convention was also the organization's first international convention.  Read More
http://www.mesquitenews.com/articles/2010/06/24/mesquite_news/news/2401.txt

12. For DSU, moving forward means a focus on sciences
Research grants give minorities, school a boost
By WADE MALCOLM The News Journal June 22, 2010
Delaware Online
Before enrolling at Delaware State University, Rochelle Young worked as a seasonal beach cop in Rehoboth.  And as a freshman forensic biology major, she faced a daily dilemma -- whether to sleep before class following the 5 a.m. end of her third-shift job stacking boxes at a warehouse.  Read More
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100622/NEWS/6220332/1006/NEWS
 
 
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