This summer has been such a life changing experience for me! I’ve grown in so many facets it’s quite amazing. You truly have to be uncomfortable to grow! I started this internship out homeless, hungry, broke & afraid. Now, im leaving this internship experienced, eager, understanding, & prepared. God knows i had my own little pursuit of happiness movie but working for such an amazing company made it all worth every second of the struggle. It’s amazing what a positive attitude can do for you and I’ve had just that through it all! I have broken many barriers this summer as the first woman in the field for Orlando, the only Black person in management at our jobs it’s, the youngest person in management, etc. HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE and my name will not be forgotten! Im thankful for my internship experience and ready to graduate to do this long term! (I don’t have many pictures of myself, they’re all of the project which I can’t show per the owners request 😭) #blackengineers#finerwomanhood#womeninconstruction#tuskegeeinterns
RA RHYTHM AURA is simultaneously an art project, a personal technical achievement, and an appetizer for the meals I will presenting to you throughout the rest of the year.
RHYTHM AURA is the very first step in the journey that I’ve proclaimed to ensure that positive representation makes its way into this industry that has given me so much joy throughout my life. It’s my first step into working towards us gaining the power to control our own image in this form of digital media, where we won’t have to wait with hopeful eyes for others to decide whether or not positive images representing us are included. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Because we REALLY have the power. Each and every person reading this right now has the power to achieve whatever it is your heart is set on, and I want my journey with RHYTHM AURA to be an example of that.
In preparation for the next two games #ProjectSquad and #ProjectPrinciple , I’d love to hear ANY and ALL feedback about this game, specifically regarding the gameplay mechanics. I have a few ideas of what could be tweaked and improved, but I would love to hear your thoughts. Again, I hope this appetizer is delicious and tasty, but don’t be afraid to share with me what could be made better, so that by the time the actual first course comes out, it sets your taste buds ablaze!
I’m so thankful for EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Like, I literally can’t describe how it makes me feel to know that so many people believe, even slightly, in this vision. It truly is for US. And together we can create the future that we want and DESERVE. Thank you for reading another one of my ridiculously long messages, but I just need you to know right now that your support is one of main reasons I work as hard as I do, day in and day out. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Now please, enjoy, RHYTHM AURA.
I’ve known for a while that @doindamosest was a beastly boss at life in general and in engineering. But today!! I was just flabbergasted on my tour at Baxter, seeing and having you explain how capillary dialyzers (for dialysis machines) are produced from start to finish. I got my nerdy, scientific fix for the rest of the year! When I tell you that I’m in awe of you!! Seriously, take a look at who you surround yourself with. We both got goals to the MOON! So incredibly grateful to call you friend for the past 8 years! And the cherry on top? Reuniting with my buddy, my pal, my LOVE Carter Beans!! Today was a great day. #WomenInSTEM#STEM#BlackSTEM#BlackEngineers#HBCUBuddies#HowardAlum#TSUAlum#HBCUBuzz#MedicalEngineering
...to submit nominations for one or more of our Evening of Excellence Awards! The Evening of Excellence Gala is PDC's signature event where we celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the best and brightest in the STEM field and in our community! This year's theme at #NSBEPDC2018 is "Game Changers". Let's honor those who are changing the game and making an impact for US! The 6 award categories are:
1. Outstanding Technical Contribution
2. Professional Leader
3. Rising Star Award
4. Exceptional Corporate Partner
5. Best Company for Black Professionals
6. Exceptional Small Business of the Year
Nominations close Sun, Aug 26th at 11:59PM CST!
Visit pdc.nsbe.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
“I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan. He's playin' favorites, it feels amazing” had to quote at least one IG pic with a lyric from Scorpion 😂 What an adventure Portland has been😅
Internship number #2 complete✔️ Thanks to @intel for a summer full of growth, valuable experiences, new people, and more opportunities!
#WCW - the women of Howard University College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) • CEA Dean Dr. Achille Messac, Dr. Solmaz Tabtabaei, and the colleges first-ever female architecture department chair, Dr. Hazel Ruth Edwards celebrate CEA being more gender-diverse than ever; the percentage of women assistant professors has grown from 9% to 39%, and the overall percentage of women professors has increased from 13% to 26%, since 2015.
#wcw with Mareena Robinson Snowden
Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Although she hadn't considered engineering when she was younger and actually was nervous of STEM, her math and physics teachers in high school encouraged and supported her to expand her interests past the humanities by showing her how to develop skills for STEM and grow out of the mindset that she was bad at math.
Only 2% of physics bachelor degrees went to African-Americans in 2015 (according to the American Physical Society), and Mareena was recruited by colleges hoping she would join their physics departments. Mareena made a deal with her dad to try physics, with the agreement that if she hated it she would change her major. 🔬👩🏾🎓👩🏾🔬
As an undergraduate, Mareena participated in MIT's summer research program and first was introduced to nuclear engineering. After applying to 8 different graduate schools, Mareena was only accepted to MIT's nuclear engineering program. Mareena's passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge quickly helped her stand out, even if it did take time for her to adjust to MIT. As the only black person or woman in nuclear engineering classes at times, it was hard for Mareena to adjust after coming from a historically black college but found support in cultural groups and organizations as well as kept pictures of strong female role models in STEM. One of those women was Katherine Johnson, who Mareena had a picture of up on her wall after years of struggling to name role models in STEM who looked like her.
Mareena is now at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on nuclear security. Mareena hopes that her own accomplishments will inspire other young people to pursue careers in fields where they might be a minority.
Operation transformation. It’s coming!! I’ve decided to take my physical health seriously and put on some much needed muscle weight. The decision was easy but making it to the gym was hard.😩 Like anything in life, if I say I’m going to do it I get it done! Each day my confidence grows and just 1 week later I’ve gained 3lbs and more strength.
Oh and my friend(pictured) and her husband own the gym. See how God works.😊 He will make a way, you just have to take the first step.🙏🏾
If you’re around Atlanta, check them out!💪🏾 @getgolightlyfit
#MathMonday with Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932-1995)
Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes was a mathematician and professor. After taking courses taught by Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville, one of the first African-American women to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, Vivienne became interested and driven in her math career. After being rejected from Baylor University because of her race, Vivienne attended the University of Texas, which was required by federal law to desegregate. However, Vivienne was one of the only black students and the pressure was immense. In 1966, Vivienne became the fifth African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Although she was the only woman and only black student in many of her classes throughout graduate school, Vivienne persevered. There were instances when she could not go to establishments with her classmates because they would not serve African-Americans, or even take classes because professors refused to teach black students.
Vivienne would go on to become the first black faculty member at Baylor University, the same university that had rejected her as a student on the basis of race.
@raventhesciencemaven is undergoing a brief rebranding period while gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year! Fresh video content coming very soon! Thank you for your patience! #blackscientists#blackengineers#STEM
Be sure to tune in to Mind and Money Matters Radio Show tonight to learn more about Materials Engineering. Special guest is Jabril Muhammad @krumpmasterjabz, Vice-Chairman and Materials Engineer of Original Man Scientific & Delaware Valley Regional Representative of The NOI Ministry of Science & Technology! #OMS#MOST#science#engineering#technology#materialsengineering#blackengineers
As summer wraps up, we would love to highlight the accomplishments of some hard-working men. Beginning with our very own, Corey Bennet who spent the past few months as a Mechanical Engineer Intern with US Army Corps of Engineers. Most notably, Corey assisted with the design of a replacement HVAC stystem for a building at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and performed cost estimates for the renovation of a dormitory office on the proving ground. If you see Corey around salute him for a job well done. We see you Cizzle B 👏🏽 #blackmencan#blackengineers
Our #STEMSunday feature this week is software engineer Carla Cisneros @positivelycarls 💜💜Link is down below, in their bio, and in mine 💜💜
. “ Something that I have to continually tell myself is that I really don’t have to prove myself to anyone but me. The only person anyone should compete with is themselves. Everyone should be uplifting each other and helping each other to succeed.” .
We heard that loud and clear! .
Carla is a recent graduate from DePaul University interning with a Engineering Company .
Carla wants young women of color to see the amazing side of technology and how fun it can be to develop and create new technologies!
Tag a friend &
Head over to the site to read more of the Carla’s story!💜 https://ladieslovestem.com/sis-features/software-engineer-carla-cisneros
Presenting Mister Fantastic & Susan Storm.
Ups and downs. On and off. A lot of long distance (I MEAN A LOT... still doing it). Plane tickets. Car rides. Delayed trains. Changed plans. No plans. All the plans. Disagreements. Debates. Compromises (really me getting my way 🙃). But all in all... a whole lot of love.