The HBCU Advocate

Volume 1 Number 6

Winter 2017-2018

HBCU Making & Innovation Showcase Accepting Registrations

The American Association for

the Advancement of Science, with funding from the National Science Foundation, will support students and faculty

Black Colleges and Universities to

participate in

from Historically the

Making &

Innovation Showcase. The showcase will coincide with the Emerging Researchers Network Conference ( ) and take place on February 22-24, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C.. The showcase is designed to provide an opportunity for students to showcase the talent and innovation at their institution.

Subscription details at

To participate in the

showcase teams (3-5 students and a faculty member) should identify a problem in their local community that addresses one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Teams interested in participating must complete the online registration. One team member should upload a 2-page pdf or power

point presentation. The presentation should describe the project and the team members. Details should include who the team members are, what the project does, who the project is for, and how the project addresses one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Projects can be new designs or ones developed in the previous academic year. All team members, including

faculty, must register for the showcase by Dec 22, 2017.

Teams will be notified of acceptance by December 29, 2017. Participants

will travel award that receive covers the ERN

conference registration fee, housing, ground transportation and airfare to Washington, D.C..

For complete information Additional questions can and

to register for the showcase, visit the website at


addressed to Quincy Brown, qbrown@


Scholarship Watch Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company- sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued


growth and of black

employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding


seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in

technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

Requirements To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).

Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.

Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).

Demonstrate a passion for technology. Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Require financial assistance to attend college.

How to Apply

To apply for a BAM Scholarship, print and fill out the application. Enclose it in an envelope with the following items:

Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at your school. Letters of recommendation should be original and should not be duplicates of college recommendation letters. (Letters must be on letterhead.)

Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information: —Extracurricular activities (school and community related)

—Honors and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related) —Work experience Picture of yourself.

Transcript. Include an official "sealed" copy of your current academic transcript. (Unofficial copies will not be accepted.) Two essays.

1. In no more than 500 words, describe how you plan to engage in the technology industry in your future career. (If you have done exemplary work using technology during high school, please describe that also.)

2. In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship.

Mail your completed application to the following address by March 1. You will receive a response by April 15. The Seattle Foundation c/o BAM Scholarship 1200 5th Avenue, Ste. 1300 Seattle, WA 98101

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