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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Ask An Expert: What is STEM Education? A Way to Foster Innovation, Invention and Creativity, Says Associate Professor Cameron Denson

Click the image above to see the videoThis is part of the new monthly “Ask the Expert” series in which NC State College of Education faculty answer some of the most commonly asked questions about education. What is STEM education? For NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cameron Denson, STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — education is a way for students to develop the problem solving skills required to create change in the world.He says STEM education requires

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Many Adults Are Stopping Their Minds From Growing. Here’s How To Fix Your Mind To Continue To Grow!

The advantages of continuing education as an adult learner are numerous. By learning and perfecting new skills, you could advance your career, secure a new job, or even pursue your ambitions in a new field.But as adults, our motivation to continue education wanes. Not to mention, we have far more on our minds now than we did as children, teenagers, and students. Those simple rewards of the past are no longer relevant, and the mere thought of returning to academic practices of the past is

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020: 1963 March on Washington pushed for economic justice — not just freedom

Large crowds gather at the Lincoln Memorial to demonstrate for the civil rights movement in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. (AP)It’s safe to say that many people in this country believe the leaders of the civil rights movement were the conceivers, organizers and deliverers of the historic Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. But that is simply not true.The conceivers, organizers and deliverers were black labor union leaders — most notably A. Philip Randolph, head of the pioneering

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Celebrating Black History Month: 10 Prominent African American Life Science Leaders

In honor of Black History Month, A.I.C. Publications courtesy of BioSpace, chose to highlight 10 African American leaders in the life sciences, individuals who have prominent roles in the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industry.African Americans make up a disproportionately low percentage of leadership positions in the industry, as demonstrated by several recent studies, including a 2017 study by MassBio. A 2017 study by Nature Biotechnology found that African Americans made up 13% of the

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Getting Students To Engage With Reading.

As many of us know to get teenagers to engage with reading with a real task. So instead of making it even more difficult and awkward use these activities proven to get them engaging with the content and with you as their educator or parent.- Class Debate – Pick an issue or character from the story and have a debate. Be sure to set the ground rules first.- Graphic Organizers – There’s a reading graphic organizer to help students practice just about any skill–compare/contrast, decision-making,

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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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