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First Black Female to Lead Brigade of Midshipmen

ANNAPOLIS, Md. ― The Commandant of Midshipmen announced the spring semester midshipman leadership positions, Friday, Nov. 6, which includes the selection of the Naval Academy’s first African American female brigade … Continue reading First Black Female to Lead Brigade of Midshipmen

NOAA’s Global Systems Laboratory Welcomes Dr. DaNa Carlis As New Deputy Director

BOULDER, CO — DaNa L. Carlis, Ph.D., joined GSL as the Deputy Director in September 2020. He comes to GSL from the NOAA Weather Program Office (WPO), where he established … Continue reading NOAA’s Global Systems Laboratory Welcomes Dr. DaNa Carlis As New Deputy Director

Vivian C. Wilson, National BDPA Matriarch and Past President, Passes Away at 77

From the Office of Earl A. Pace, Jr., National BDPA Co-Founder It was with great sorrow that I received notice of the death of Vivian. Vivian was an incredibly special lady! I … Continue reading Vivian C. Wilson, National BDPA Matriarch and Past President, Passes Away at 77

BDPA-DC Receives New Grant from Best Buy Foundation to Support Local Tablets-For-Teens Projects

WASHINGTON—The Best Buy Foundation has approved a grant to BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC) in direct support of the association’s Tablets For Teens program.  Grant reporting and requirements for … Continue reading BDPA-DC Receives New Grant from Best Buy Foundation to Support Local Tablets-For-Teens Projects

Justice Department Sues Google For Violating Antitrust Laws

WASHINGTON—Today, the Department of Justice — along with eleven state Attorneys General — filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop … Continue reading Justice Department Sues Google For Violating Antitrust Laws

HPE, JEF, and BDPA Commemorate “Exascale Day” ― 10^18

Webinar + APBi: 17 OCT 20 10:00 am ET Link to recorded webinar (October 17, 2020):View webinar → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptj2yiciZiU&list=PLwwkfkXZ4yRqAiMIDUYDxJ3GQWruLPwwa Industry Presenter: Steve Heibein Steve Heibein is the Artificial Intelligence (Ai) … Continue reading HPE, JEF, and BDPA Commemorate “Exascale Day” ― 10^18

STEM NOLA Receives Nearly $3M Department of Defense Grant to Expand STEM Education

Multimillion Dollar Grant Will Extend STEM Programs to U.S. Military Families, Low Income Students of Color And Underrepresented Communities NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ ― STEM NOLA has received a $2.79 million dollar grant … Continue reading STEM NOLA Receives Nearly $3M Department of Defense Grant to Expand STEM Education

Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

WASHINGTON—The House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee released the findings of its more than 16-month long investigation into the state of competition in the digital economy, especially the challenges presented by … Continue reading Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

T-Mobile Launches Project 10Million

Historic $10.7B Initiative is Aimed at Closing the Homework Gap and Connecting Students to Opportunity – for Free BELLEVUE, WA—With the need for equitable access to the internet more crucial … Continue reading T-Mobile Launches Project 10Million

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DoD Invests $50 million in Minority-Serving Institutions For Scientific Research

PENTAGON—The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), is pleased to announce awards totaling $50 million to Historically Black … Continue reading DoD Invests $50 million in Minority-Serving Institutions For Scientific Research

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

WASHINGTON — Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ARMONK, NY―This week, IBM announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce. Led by Howard University and … Continue reading IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities