Google is opening “Howard West” on its campus in Mountain View, Calif., a Silicon Valley outpost for the historically black university where computer science majors can immerse themselves in coding instruction and tech culture, not to mention the inner workings of one of the planet’s most famous companies. Continue reading Google opens Howard University West to train black coders
There are roughly 22,000 tech companies in San Francisco, yet most local high school students have never set foot in one. Most don’t even know what a “startup” or a “venture capitalist” is.
Stevon Cook, a former resident of San Francisco’s public housing system, is changing that through his work as chief executive of Mission Bit and his work as a commissioner on the Board of Education for the City of San Francisco.
Cook grew up at a time when Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters’ Point was known as a school that had developed a reputation for sending low-income students to college.
When Cook was looking at high schools, he got assigned to a dropout factory, but he was determined to get into Thurgood. Every student at Thurgood received a laptop and the message they sent was that a laptop was a key to getting into college.
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Students with disabilities are now just as likely as other students to enroll in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields when they enter higher education, recent research from the National Science Foundation reports. The study found that 11 percent of undergraduate degree pursuers have a disability, which Education Week indicates is on par with the 12 percent of K–12 students that have a disability. Continue reading Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees
Expect 2017 to be a time of exciting changes in the world of education, thanks in part to the “edu-preneurs” on the 30 Under 30 list. This year — and this crowd — are poised to set the pace and lead the next era of learning. Continue reading 30 Under 30 Education 2017: Revolutionizing Learning Inside The Classroom, Post-College And Online
More Than 10,000 Attendees to Address the Theme ‘Engineering Your Foundation’ Continue reading National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention Set for Launch!
Irving Linwood Peddrew III, the first African American student to attend Virginia Tech and the first to attend any historically all-white four-year public institution in the 11 former states of the Confederacy, will receive an honorary degree at Virginia Tech commencement ceremonies on May 13. Continue reading Virginia Tech to present honorary degree to Irving Peddrew