Thursday, December 31, 2015

HBCU Announcements in STEM & #DiversityInTech -- Q4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2015

Last update: Thursday 12/31/15


Below find links to the DLL Editor's choice of  the most important HBCU announcements in STEM & Diversity in Tech that appeared in TECH Dozens magazine in Q4 -- Oct, Nov, Dec 2015

October 2015
  1. RT New Delaware State optics lab on laser-cutting edge: New Delaware State ...
  1. Home-schooler To Graduate With Triple Major in Pre-Med, Math, Computer Science at 17   ... DLL Editor's note -- This young three-time academic champion is a Morehouse Man ... :-)
  1. Morgan State is #5 in the country among top baccalaureate institutions producing black science and engineering doctorate recipients.
  1. Florida A&M Partners with Univ of Phoenix for Online Ed -

  1. Starting up and accelerating HBCU entrepreneurs
  1. Morgan State University Students Win Hackathon At Black Enterprise TechConne... ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL's Storify of this hackathon can be found ==> HERE
  1. Diversity Tech Tour | AT&T via  ... DLL Editor's note -- The AT&T Tour was part of the Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit for which the DLL produced this Storify
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. : Awarded $3.3 Million Grant for Partnership with Penn State University
  1. Yahoo Donates Servers To Universities With Diverse Student Populations, Hopes To Grow The Pipe... by ... DLL Editor's note -- Yahoo gave 200 servers to Howard University
  1. . to be lead health partner w/ AHA after ATL awarded $30m Choice Grant
  1. Alcorn receives $2 million grant for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center
  1. FW: UNCF and Lilly Endowment Inc. announce $50 Million Initiative to Better Prepare Students for Jobs
  1. . has awarded $1.19 million to the N.C. A&Teach STEM Scholars Program. Read more here:
  1. NCCU Researchers Target Aggressive Types of Breast Cancer
  1. Coppin formally unveils $83M science, technology center
  1. . has awarded $1.19 million to the N.C. A&Teach STEM Scholars Program. Read more here:
  1. Lilly Endowment Inc.committs $50 Million to UNCF Carreer Pathways Initiative for HBCUs and PBIs. Article:
  1. HU awarded $1.2 million grant for speech-language pathologists: HU awarded $1...
November 2015
  1. Summit Nov 18th-21st | A New Generation of Black Innovators.  ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL Storyfied each of the summit's four days ==> Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4
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  1. Learning the Business Side of the Tech Industry -
  1. Five Morgan students designated University Innovation Fellows: .
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  1. 2015 Hackathon Report from held at - Looks like it was a great event
  1. Track the drifters deployed by marine science students here:
  1. Wells Fargo, UNCF, Terrance ‘J’ Jenkins and Natasha Eubanks Team Up to Empower HBCU Students: Wells...
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. UF/IFAS Researchers Get $2 Million Grant to Study Organic Strawberry Produc...
  1. Tuskegee University Awarded 1.1 million for Cancer Diagnosis -
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  1. - JSU receives NIST grant to advance standards education
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  1. Morgan’s Dr. Yacob Astatke wins coveted Black Engineer of the Year Award: .
  1. Morgan State U.'s First Patent Helps Alzheimer's Patients: And this solution...
  1. Delaware State University Neuroscience Program Receives $535,000 Grant -
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  1. RT Apple Awards 30 HBCU Students Scholarships in $40 Million Diversity E...
  1. WVSU will receive grants totalling nearly $1.8 million from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
  1. USDA Awards Langston University $600,000. Read more at -
  1. Wangui Hymes, C’2016, received 1st place honors at the 2015 Annual Bio Medical Research Conference for Minority Students. Congrats, Wangui!
December 2015
  1. Black Girls CODE Empowers Young Women Of Color To Fall In Love With Tech...
  1. Savannah State students mentor young engineers:
  1. HU Professor chats with at White House Astronomy Night
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  1. 64 HBCU students went to Silicon Valley
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. Physics and Astronomy Professor selected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
  1. Neuroscience Researcher Awarded $695,700 NIH Research Grant
  1. Engineering and computer science students at TSU may be able to design products such as...
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  1. Father’s illness powers research at the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  1. Three UMES researchers earn USDA grants: Three UMES researchers earn USDA g...
  1. His scholarship has contributed to his prize-winning research in tomato genetics. More:
  1. Ford Awards $100,000 in 2015 HBCU Community Challenge: Ford has announced that Clark Atlanta Univer...   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by HBCU Lifestyle
  1. : DOD Funds Bio-sensor Research at NCCU - North Carolina Central University has received a $188,798 gr...
  1. TSU was a top recipient of this year's U.S. Department of Agriculture capacity grant allocation. Read more at
  1. Lincoln University of Missouri was recently awarded two grants totaling over $500,000 from the United States...