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by Lango Deen
ldeen@ccgmag.com
NACME LEADER TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT
universities. The ASEE has 300 to 500 engineering schools in
Dr. John Brooks
the country associated with it, and is divided into four geo-
Slaughter, CEO of the
graphic regions.
National Action Council
for Minorities in Engi-
GWENDOLYN BOYD HEADLINES TUSKEGEE
neering (NACME), will
UNIVERSITY WORSHIP
deliver the keynote ad-
In March, the engineer and the executive assistant to the
dress at Wilkes Universi-
chief of staff at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labo-
ty’s 62nd annual spring
ratory addressed the All University Worship event. Boyd is the
commencement in May.
executive minister for church operations at Ebenezer A.M.E.
Slaughter’s dedication
Church in Fort Washington, MD., and earned her master of
to mentoring students
divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity. In
earned him designation
2005, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane let-
as a fellow of the Ameri-
ters from Bennett College for Women. She also served as the
can Association for the
22nd national president of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Advancement of Science,
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from
the American Academy
Alabama State University. At Yale University she was the first
of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.
black female to earn an MS in mechanical engineering.
He was director of the National Science Foundation from 1980
to 1982. Between 1982 – 88, Slaughter served as president of
SHE ENGINEERED AN ACTING CAREER
the University of Maryland, College Park, and president of Oc-
The 2009 Oscar
cidental College in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1999. Since 2000,
nominee for Best
he has been president and CEO of NACME.
Supporting Actress,
Taraji Henson, wasn’t
ENGINEERING AND IT ENTREPRENEUR INVESTS IN
always a performer.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
She entered North
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that former Pittsburgh
Carolina A&T plan-
Steelers star John Stallworth is approved as a part owner of his
ning to major in
former team. Stallworth, a businessman since retiring in 1987,
electrical engineering.
is the president and CEO of investment group, Genesis II. In
But calculus wasn’t
2006, he sold an Alabama engineering and information technol-
for her, and she
ogy firm, which was reportedly valued at $62 million. His Hall
transferred to Howard
of Fame career lasted from 1974 to 1987 and encompassed the
University to earn a
Steelers’ first four Super Bowl wins. This March, Stallworth, 56,
theater arts degree.
was approved along with two others to hold ownership stakes
Her career has sky-
in the $1 billion franchise.
rocketed, but she is
one of many women
ENGINEERING IN THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY
who the Infinite
In April, the Northeast American
Possibilities Confer-
Society of Engineering Education
ence aims to reach. In
Conference took place at the Univer-
2010, the IPC heads
sity of Bridgeport, Conn. The event
to the Institute for
themed “Engineering in the New
Pure & Applied Mathematics and UCLA. “I believe that as the
Global Economy,” was geared toward
future generations of women see more positive and successful
professors and students. ASEE, the par-
role models that look like them as mathematicians and as they
ent group of NASEE, develops policies
gain greater access into quality educational programs, they will
and programs to enhance opportunities for engineering faculty
add value to science and mathematics,” said IPC creator and
members, and promotes activities that support student enroll-
co-chair, Tanya Henneman, PhD. For IPC details go to www.
ments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and
ipcmath.org/index.html.
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