The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hosted a conference in January for educators from Hawaiʻi and 10 Pacific Island nations who are working towards encouraging students from underrepresented populations to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Continue reading Conference Strengthens Pacific Island Pipeline Into STEM Careers
Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a study of hundreds of Ph.D. students at four top-tier California research universities. Continue reading Minority ph.D. students need institutional change to make larger impact in STEM fields
The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) announced the launch of Rise Up for Equity, a digital and grassroots campaign to prepare, support, and mobilize leaders to eliminate systemic barriers to equity in education and workforce development. Continue reading The Institute for Educational Leadership Launches Rise Up for Equity Campaign to Eliminate Barriers to Equity in Education and Workforce Development
A red laser pointer shining through a raw chicken carcass may not seem like groundbreaking science, but for veteran technologist Mary Lou Jepsen, it’s worth $28 million in funding for her latest startup, Openwater. Continue reading How This Former MIT Professor And Google Engineer Used Holograms To Build A $28 Million Startup
For a complete list of weird scholarships, conduct a free scholarship search at www.tuitionfundingsources.com. Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) is the largest online resource for higher education funding, helping graduates and undegraduate students address the rising costs of school by providing free access to scholarship information. Continue reading Conduct a free “unusual scholarship” search
College students and parents are already looking ahead to the 2019—2020 school year with the FAFSA- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The great news is that the Department of Education just launched “myStudentAid” app to make it easier for students and families to fill out the federal student aid application through their mobile phones. Continue reading 3 Tips for Filling Out Applications for College Financial Aid
SALT LAKE CITY–TFS Scholarships is the most comprehensive free online resource for higher education funding connecting students to more than 7 million scholarships representing more than $41 billion in aid. Continue reading November is National Scholarship Month NOW is the time to start applying for scholarships
When Mareena Robinson Snowden walked across the commencement stage at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on June 8th, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the storied university. Continue reading 30-year-old Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT
The Align Master’s Program: a direct path to a master’s in computer science for non-computer science majors
By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be more than one million job openings in technology fields that won’t be filled by the current pipeline of students.
Continue reading Closing the Tech Diversity Gap
Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded more than $8.3 million to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools. The grants seek to support the Foundation’s commitment to advancing adult, family and summer literacy programs throughout the communities that Dollar General (NYSE: DG) serves.
Continue reading Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $8.3 Million to More than 1,000 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations