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When we buy, sell or share things online, we’re placing inordinate amounts of trust in individuals and organizations.<p>~ USBE Online.<p>Could a new type …

Is Silicon Valley Ready for HBCUs?! UNCF and Qeyno launch HBCU ICE Initiative Hackathon.

In less than two hours, Atlanta’s HBCU students from Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University will be pitching their apps to …

Was The HBCU Experience Necessary For My Success? Maybe. Maybe Not.

I have a friend who I consider to be uber-successful. I have very successful friends. Every one of my immediate closest friends from college has at …

College & University

The latest trends and insights shaping diversity on the college campus, featuring exclusive content from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Higher Education

'Dear White People' Movement Must Spur HBCU 'Welcome Back' Movement

It's hard not to notice the growing discontent of our young black scholars at predominantly white institutions (PWIs): <i>We aren't comfortable at Harvard. We aren't comfortable at Michigan. We aren't comfortable at UCLA. We aren't comfortable at Alabama.</i><p>And these are just the examples of the schools …

Black Man in the Lab

For two decades, academic researchers have asked the same questions about black males in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, known as …

How a Coalition Seeks to Bring Minority Students Into Science

The Problem<p><b>Blacks and Hispanics drop out at higher rates than others</b><p>For decades, colleges have tried to raise the number of black, Hispanic, and …

College & University

A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives

If you believe the new "Gallup-Purdue Index Report," a study of 30,000 graduates of American colleges on issues of employment, job engagement, and …

College & University

The Common Core makes simple math more complicated. Here's why.

The start of a new school year means that confusing math problems linked to the Common Core are circulating again on Facebook and blogs. The conservative Heritage Foundation picked out the latest example, originally from RedState.com editor Erick Erickson: a textbook that uses six steps to explain …

How Stereotypes Explain Everything And Nothing At All

A few days ago, I wrote a post in which I was mulling just why so few Asian-Americans played Division I basketball. The numbers were striking: of the 5,380 men's players in the top tier of college basketball during the 2012-2013 season, only 15 were Asian-American. Asian-American ballers weren't …

What's Keeping Young People From Pursuing STEM Degrees In College?

<i>Answer by Steve Stofka, on Quora,</i><p>I am someone who got a BA in the social sciences and am going back to school in STEM.<p>Why? Simple. STEM is the only job field <i>left</i> that isn’t completely saturated. The JD job market is. So is the MBA. Even architects’ job prospects are crap. That said, when I decided …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Maker Faire

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes

A new microscope can be printed on a flat piece of paper and assembled with a few extra components in less than 10 minutes. All the parts to make it …

How a $60 Inkjet Printer Can Create Super-Fast Conductors

A simple way to solve the dilemma of how to get ever-faster data transmission in ever-smaller sizes.<p>Image: Wikimedia Commons<p>Forget 3D printing—making quick, cheap, and super-fast electronics could be done by using a normal inkjet printer with silver and carbon ink in its cartridge and printing onto …

This robot is teaching college kids how to code robotics apps (exclusive)

Robots: they build your Teslas, assemble your iPhones, and now they teach your college kids.<p>The Baxter Robot, created by Rethink Robotics, teaches undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, the principles of using and coding for robots — the same kinds of robots that will be …