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Founder of "STEM From Dance" uses Beyonce’ songs & choreography to teach Black girls software programming & electrical engineering

At the STEM from Dance summer camp, called Girls Rise Up, Yamilée Toussaint Beach and other instructors teach software programming and electrical engineering principles along with choreography and dance. Yamilée Toussaint Beach is easily described as a polymath. Growing up on Long Island, she excelled in math and science in school, and after class dedicated herself to jazz, ballet, and modern dance. “Pursuing engineering was just as possible for me as becoming a dancer or a writer or anything in

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How Adults Can Create A Lifetime Habit Of Reading!

Somewhere after “lose weight”, “stop procrastinating”, and “fall in love”, “read more” is one of the top goals that many people set for themselves. And rightly so: A good book can be hugely satisfying, can teach you about things beyond your daily horizons, and can create characters so vivid you feel as if you really know them.If reading is a habit you’d like to get into, there are a number of ways to cultivate it.First, realize that reading is highly enjoyable, if you have a good book. If you

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National Society of Black Engineers at UCSB Provides Black S.T.E.M. Students “Encouragement” and “Knowledge”

NSBE-UCSB aims to encourage and help Black engineers and scientists “excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”UC Santa Barbara’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers provides a space for Black students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics to convene and support one another.Founded in the 1970s, the National Society of Black Engineers at UCSB (NSBE-UCSB) is a student organization under the Mathematics, Engineering, Science

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New Study by Woman Scientist In The Genomics of Africans Aid In The Health Of African-Americans

The field of pharmacogenomics — using a patient’s genome to predict how well they will respond to medication — is a hot area of medicine today. But, almost all data used in these predictions comes from people of European decent. Minoli Perera, PharmD, PhD, wants to change that. She is a pioneer in the area of pharmacogenomics in African-Americans and has some new discoveries to share. “Our genomics are based in Africa, and we’re really all African in our cores. And to really know about genomics,

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Blue Collar STEM Skills Are In Big Demand Since High Schools Stopped Offering Programs

Blue-collar jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are changing the way we think about STEM. Dr. Victor McCrary, a member of the National Science Board (NSB), gave a game changing definition of blue-collar jobs in STEM while speaking to a panel on blue-collar STEM.“The NSB, the governing board of the National Science Foundation, cares about the STEM workforce, he said. “This includes ‘blue-collar STEM’ workers, or what the National Academies have termed the ‘Skilled Technical

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