Port Discovery and NASA invite children, families to learn about light, optics

On Sunday, August 2, 2015, Port Discovery Children’s Museum will host its second of four NASA Sunday Experiments, a series of hands-on, inquiry-based activities focused on specific NASA missions from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Area teens grow confidence to 'Engineer Like a Girl'

St. Mary’s Ryken High School junior Nicole Hedspeth’s understanding of the vast career opportunities for women engineers grew exponentially—as did her excitement for her future—during the weeklong “Engineer Like a Girl” program at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus.

AACC Math Professor Selected for National STEM Award

Alycia A. Marshall, Ph.D., chair of Anne Arundel Community College’s mathematics department, was chosen for a top national honor in the science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) field.

Entertainment mogul starts “Backpacks for Baltimore” initiative

Since his rise as an executive at Def Jam Records and Warner Music, Kevin Liles has continued to use his fame and fortune to provide opportunity and hope for those less fortunate.

New workbook helps teens 'Play Up'

Since the release of the wildly popular book “Playing Up,” Vaughn McKoy and his wife, Marnie McKoy thought of ways in which they could make the lessons found in the book practical in ways that could drive behavior and complement ...

Even though blacks borrow more for college, enrollment declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

Minority Male Makers: Verizon invests in STEM education for minority boys

This summer marks the official launch of the Minority Male Makers program, a first-of-its-kind, two-year program created by Verizon, that gives minority middle school boys hands-on learning experiences with advanced technology and opening their eyes to many of the exciting ...

Local students taking ‘stock’ in education through SIF program

Financial literacy is sometimes a subject that stumps educators. It’s also no secret that, outside of Wall Street, there are many adults who find the stock market difficult to follow, much less invest in.

Maryland entrepreneur talks to blacks, minorities about nuclear engineering

Charles Wilson isn’t shy about discussing poverty and the issues that face many inner city and poverty-stricken youth on a regular basis.

Debate meets social justice at Coppin State University

Coppin State University is hosting the third annual Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) - Eddie Conway Liberation Institute (ECLI) Debate Camp for High School Students this summer.

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as White men, according to a new White House report.

Howard U. unveils new athletics logo

Howard University Athletics unveiled its new Bison logo during a press conference Thursday, using a process that engaged all stakeholders in the Howard community.

Reading program key to Baltimore children’s literacy progress

By next year, 42,000 pre-K and kindergarten children in Baltimore will be participating in a simple and weekly educational exercise: carrying home high quality, multicultural children’s books inside a red bag.

iD Tech Summer Camp takes STEM skills to new heights

Technology has significantly changed the way people, businesses and institutions interact at a record-breaking pace. Thanks to iD Tech Camp, students ages seven to 17 are educated and trained in small class sizes to gain the skills they need to ...

Retail Panel on Racial Profiling Convenes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Retail Council of New York State joined forces with key retailers Thursday to open a dialogue on race and retail.