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Black History Month 2020: Leon Noel cracks the code for economic opportunity in communities of color

Tech entrepreneur turned educator Leon Noel is working to close the wealth gap for people of color one line of code at a time.Noel is the managing director of engineering at Resilient Coders. There, he is creating a curriculum, running an after school program and putting together a 15-week boot camp that trains anyone from any background on how to code.Growing up in Philadelphia, raised by a single mom, Noel’s connection to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, was tenuous at

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Chicago based school, ComEd engages students in Solar Spotlight STEM event for Black History Month

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison is honoring Black History Month by involving African-American high school students in projects surrounding solar energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.ComEd held its fifth annual Solar Spotlight program this month. More than 90 local high schools participated in the event, which both highlights renewable technology but also explores the STEM training and job opportunities for black students using hands-on projects.“We use

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10 ways to Make Reading in the Classroom comfortable for Kids

These few simple tips can create an environment in your classroom that encourages and rewards reading, and your class will find that reading can be a blast. Be careful, though. You may not be able to pull them away from their books if you do!1. Create a Star Studded Bulletin Board What you use to motivate your students to read can also double as a permanent classroom decoration this school year. Create a star-studded bulletin board that awards kids for reading books on their own. Start by taking

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Dr. Reginald DesRoches: Houstons Rice University’s first African-American provost in a University that once banned Blacks

Click the image above to watch the videoHOUSTON – In 2019, Rice University announced the promotion of the dean of engineering, Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D, to provost. This was a historic moment for the university as Dr. DesRoches became the first African-American provost, especially at a university that didn’t allow blacks until 1965.In honor of Black History Month, Khambrel Marshall sat with the newly appointed provost to talk about Dr. DesRoches’s childhood, his legacy and making history in

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Promoting Diversity in STEM: Female Students Of Color Sent Abroad To See How Far STEM Can Take Them.

With support from the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Bowdoin seniors Brenda Macias and Jhadha King recently flew to Hawai’i to attend a three-day conference on how to encourage greater participation in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).The SACNAS 2019 National Diversity in STEM Conference took place October 31 – November 2, 2019, in Honolulu, attracting more than 5,000 attendees, some students, some working professionals. SACNAS is the Society for Advancement of

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