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American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics Publication

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Promoting the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe

"An Engineering Education Makes A World Of A Difference" - is a new Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) website that highlights role models who have used an engineering education to innovate products, processes, and services that improve human health, welfare, and happiness.  Twice a week for each week from Monday, January 31 through Thursday, July 14, videos (less than 30 seconds long) will be posted to the web. The videos can be "pushed" to individual cell phones by texting "CASEE" to 21534 to subscribe.

BettyPress.com - Betty Press is an adjunct professor of photography at University of Southern Mississippi. Her book, African Wisdom in Image and Proverb, is published in partnership with Books for Africa which sends donated books to Africa.

Diversity Healthworks - Author Raymond Borhan's blog features news about health and diversity.

dotFiveOne - A website highlighting "what geeky women are doing/building/making/hacking right now." Created by Maria Webster, a PSU Undergraduate majoring in Electrical Engineering.

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce - The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Center) is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

MentorNet - E-mentoring for Diversity in Engineering and Science

National Action Council For Minorities In Engineering (NACME) - supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability by increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

SACNAS - Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

Servant Leadership: Helping People Come Alive - a powerful perspective on work -- holding within it a value for collaboration, agency, creativity, and meaning. 

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

ted.com - A great resource to see and hear talks by speakers in science, technology, and more.

teuscher.:Lab - Professor Teuscher is assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Viking Motorsports - providing the Portland State University Student body with an outlet for involvement and participation in the field of motorsports.

 

Featured Articles

PSU graduate programs ranked in 2014 US News Best Grad SchoolsFour Portland State University (PSU) graduate programs ranked in the top 50 in their fields, and another four were included in the top 100 in the 2014 “U.S. News Best Grad Schools” guidebook, released March 12.

Beyond International Competition: Diverse Perspectives and Scientific Discovery - This featured article is provided by Diversity Web, an interactive resource hub for higher education.

Can We Design Cities for Happiness?Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, travels the world spreading a message about how to improve quality-of-life for everyone living in today’s cities.

Community College Degree Often Smooths the Path to a B.A., Report Says - Nearly three-quarters of students who earned an associate degree and moved to a four-year college graduated with a bachelor's degree within four years.

Double Majors Produce Dynamic Thinkers, Study Finds - Double majors tend to gain creative thinking skills, two researchers say, and they do so largely on their own, despite obstacles put in their way by academe. 

How 17 Equations Changed the World - Despite our culture’s aversion to equations, they have held remarkable power in facilitating humanity’s progress.

Interview: Jane Goodall on the Future of Plants and Chimps - A champion of animal conservation and the author of 26 books, Jane Goodall turns her attention for the first time to plants with Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants, her latest book to be published April 2 and excerpted in the March issue of Smithsonian.

Newsweek Magazine, 150 Women Who Shake the World - Newsweek and the Daily Beast Honor 150 Extraordinary Women

Pathways to Success in Science: Confidence Coping and Commitment - Featured article provided by SACNAS News,Summer/Fall 2010 Ed.

Smithsonian.com, Women In Science - Smithsonian Magazine spotlights the women that are changing the face of scientific research.

STEM Graduate Students Challenged to Submit Innovative Ideas to Improve Graduate Education - The National Science Foundation is calling for currently-enrolled graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to share their unique perspectives on graduate education.  Winners will receive prizes from $1,000 to $3,000, as well as national recognition for their ideas.

Student's Passion for Math Supported by LSAMP MentorsAndres Mendoza, engineering student at Washington State University, receives support from the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program.