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    December 19, 2003

    Holiday Indulgence: Brandy Extraordinaire

    For more than 20 years, Hubert Germain-Robin has overseen the resurrection of his family legacy as the co-founder of Alambic Inc.

    September 23, 2005

    Defending Your Graduate Life

    Valentine, scheduled to defend her dissertation in March 2006 at Johns Hopkins University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, shares her graduate school experiences and talks about her preparation for her thesis defense.

    August 22, 2003

    Are HBCUs Still Necessary?

    Are minority students better served by an undergraduate education at one of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or have these institutions outlived their usefulness?

    June 25, 2004

    Do What You Love; Love What You Do

    Ritter urged young scientists pursuing alternative careers to strive to be the best at their current positions while also preparing themselves for future transitions. Always do more than your peers, she suggests, because employers look at past work when evaluating candidates, no matter what job you're applying for.

    April 01, 2005

    A GEM of a Program

    The GEM Consortium -- a collaboration of 93 member universities and 48 corporations -- provides funding, a support network, mentoring, and professional development to underrepresented minority graduate students.

    August 20, 2004

    Exceptional, Chic, Successful

    Mack asserts, "I've not seen any one profession which would allow me to do as much as I've done and continue to do more than math."

    August 26, 2005

    Congress Reduces the 2006 NSF Workforce Budget

    While the overall NSF EHR budget took another round of cuts, Thompson believes individual programs aimed at diversifying the scientific workforce will continue to meet the agency's objective to keep youth "engaged" in science.

    October 29, 2004

    AIMS for African Math and Science

    Now in its second year, a 9-month postgraduate course in the mathematical sciences recruits promising science, math, and engineering students from various African countries and lecturers from around the world.

    June 20, 2003

    Web Site Review: The Faces of Science

    "The Faces of Science brings humanity to the scientific achievements of African Americans."

    April 16, 2004

    Pride and Principle

    Through it all, she bettered her skills and honed her experience until she could get her dream job--combining her knack for communicating with her science training.

    February 11, 2005

    We're Doing Just Fine

    A survey of the top 50 ranked physics departments in 2002 shows that of 1998 physics faculty members, there were 12 of identifiable African heritage.

    November 19, 2004

    In Memoriam: John R. La Montagne

    January 16, 2004

    Exceptionally Average

    Time and again, he has changed his professional outlook to satisfy an intellectual question.

    June 24, 2005

    Spelman Students 'Score' Using Advanced Technology

    SpelBots was created to provide hands-on robotics education and research for women computer science students at Spelman, and to promote robotics and computer technology among minorities.

    February 04, 2005

    A Mathematical Map for Success

    Although Williams had difficulties pursuing a career as a mathematical researcher, he urges young minorities to be persistent and never give up their dream.

    October 01, 2004

    Show Me the Money

    "The Community of Science helps colleges and universities, research institutions, corporations, government agencies, and science societies find funding to support research and also helps them locate specific researchers."

    July 02, 2004

    Leaving Los Alamos

    "When I landed in the United States, what I felt I had was a huge advantage because I felt that I was very flexible. That was a unique gift of my Australian education."

    January 21, 2005

    NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

    NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

    April 30, 2004

    Rising College Costs May Deter Low-Income Minorities From Entering Science and Engineering

    Lower-income and underrepresented minority students have been particularly hard-hit by staggering tuition hikes and have more to lose if the current trend continues.

    August 05, 2005

    Fulfilling the Expectation of Excellence

    For the past 17 years, the Meyerhoff Program has been enriching the lives of minority students interested in a career in the sciences by preparing them to pursue graduate and professional degrees.

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