Announcement of 2016-2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

EPA is announcing the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge prize competition that asks student teams to design green infrastructure for their campus.  This year, teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their stormwater management designs.   EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor to participate in the competition.  EPA encourages teams to be multidisciplinary (comprised of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and more).  Teams will be able to submit in either the master plan or demonstration project categories.

Registration for this year’s competition will be open from September 1-30, 2016.  Submissions for this year’s competition will be due December 16, 2016 and winners will be announced in Spring 2017.

EPA will offer faculty and student prizes. Faculty advisors will receive $3,000 for first-place teams and $2,000 for second-place teams. Student team members will receive $2,000 for first-place teams and $1,000 for second-place teams.

Please see (https://www.epa.gov/campusrainworks) for more information.  Additional questions may be directed to Katelyn Amraen at RainWorks@epa.gov

 

 

 

 

WHIHBCU Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health! Feb. 25,1:30PM-3:30PM EST

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) is co-hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

This webinar will provide participants with information about federal contract funding opportunities for research and development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the nation’s medical research agency which makes important discoveries that improve health and save lives. During this webinar NIH staff will provide a high-level overview focusing on funding opportunities inclusive of cooperative agreements and contracts. In addition, there will be a high-level discussion on the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program area.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available NIH opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is forthcoming!

Lastly, here is the WebEx link for the webinar:

https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=m53583d450ce25e6818cf9c8e7f04a645

We will be utilizing the toll free number provided WebEx for the participants, the number and access code are listed below.

Number :1-877-668-4493

Access code is: 620 676 411

Participants will be required to enter an attendee ID# which would be shown when they enter into the WebEx meeting on the day of the webinar.

Here is a short how-to-guide for participants that NIH has put together: http://video.nih.gov/webex/docs/WebEx_Participants_Getting_Started_Guide.pdf

 

WHIHBCU Announces the 2015 Cohort of HBCU All- Star Students!!

83 Students from 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2015 HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) today announced its 2015 HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

The All-Stars were selected from more than 450 students who submitted applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation. Over the course of the year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource.  Through social media and their relationships with community based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.

“The Obama Administration is committed to promoting excellence, innovation and sustainability across our nation’s HBCUs. This year’s class of All-Stars has distinguished itself as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and noble ambassadors of their respective institutions.” said Ivory A. Toldson, WHIHBCUs’ acting executive director. “We are confident these impressive students will help the White House Initiative on HBCUs meaningfully engage with students, showcase their talent and advance our agenda to advance academic excellence at HBCUs.”

In addition, the All-Stars will also participate in this year’s White House HBCU Week Conference in September as well as various national events, web chats with Toldson and other Initiative staff and professionals from a range of disciplines.  The All-Stars will have exceptional opportunities to engage with other HBCU scholars and to showcase their individual and collective talent across the HBCU community.

For more information regarding the 2015 HBCU All-Star Student program and application contact: hbcuallstars@ed.gov and follow @WHI_HBCUs on Twitter.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Attached is a list of the 2015 HBCU All-Stars, alphabetical by their hometown state, and including the city they are from, the school they attend and the school’s location.

2015 HBCU All Stars

ALABAMA

Greensboro – Jamie Binns, Talladega College, Talladega, AL

Huntsville – Ajiah Graham, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, Huntsville, AL

Huntsville – Kedgeree McKenzie, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL

Tuscaloosa – Avery Brown, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL

 

ARKANSAS

Pine Bluff – Sidney Smith, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR

 

CALIFORNIA

Palmdale – Jynae Jones, Miles College, Fairfield, AL

 

COLORADO

Denver- Cynthia Hall, St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Beachrhell Jacques – University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

 

FLORIDA

Miami Gardens – AcNeal Williams, Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL

Miami – Marquise McGriff, Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL

Orlando, Landon Wright, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

Tallahassee, Gilda Brown, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

 

GEORGIA

Atlanta – Jennifer Smith, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

Atlanta – Lauren Wiggins, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Atlanta – Rebecca Dorsey, Albany State University, Albany, GA

Atlanta – Chaz Gibson, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Atlanta – Angelica Willis, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC

Atlanta – Alayna Robinson, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Augusta – Patrick Outler, Morris College, Sumter, SC

Barnesville – Austin Ogletree, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC

Covington – Timothy Tukes, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Fayetteville – Lindsey Foster, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Macon – Vi’Dual Futch, Benedict College, Columbia, SC

McDonough – Zoe McDowell, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Warner Robbins – Shelton Bowens, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

 

INDIANA

Fishers – Kasey Hornbuckle, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

 

KENTUCKY

Radcliff – Ralph Williams, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY

 

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge – Sally Ross, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

Gonzales – Sheirvan Ursin, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX

Grambling – Temitayo Michael Akinjogunla, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA

New Orleans – Marina Banks, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

 

MARYLAND

Bryans Road – Aaleah Lancaster, Bennet College, Greensboro, NC

Capitol Heights – Kayla Fontaine, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

Cheltenham – Leah Williams, Delaware State University, Dover, DE

Fort Washington – Ravenn Mathis, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD

Fort Washington – Antonia Hill, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Laurel – Salematou Traore, University Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

Parkville- Marcel Jagne-Shaw, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Owings Mills – Miles Jenkins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Waldorf – Danielle Hawkins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Woodbine – Mya Harvard, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

 

MICHIGAN

Berrien Springs – Rian Cho, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

 

MISSISSIPPI

Corinth – English Fields, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS

Edwards – Erica Harris, Hinds Community CollegeUtica Campus, Utica, MS

Greenville – Spencer Davis, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS

Jackson – Nina Hill, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Natchez – Jonathan Weir, Alcorn State University, Alcorn, MS

 

MINNESOTA

Richfeild – Bryann Guyton, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC

 

NEVADA

Las Vegas – Maliq Kendricks, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

 

NEW JERSEY

Camden – Christoff Lindsey, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

 

NEW YORK

Far Rockaway – Nathalie Nelson, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA

Cambria Heights- Gionelly Mills, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, PA

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte – Elliot Jackson, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

Charlotte – Raven Weathers, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC

Charlotte – Mona Zahir, Winston Salem State University, Winston, Salem, NC

Durham – Tamina Kienka, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Kinston – Kyle Brown, Winston Salem State University, Winston, Salem, NC

Winston – Salem, Tyler Duncan, Vorhees College, Denmark, SC

 

OHIO

Cincinnati – Sierra Blackwell, Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Columbus – Christina Hathcer, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh – Kevin Lee, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX

York – Kristin Shipley, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hemingway – Kimesha Cooper, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Orangeburg – Kareem Heslop, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Orangeburg – Samuel Cole, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

Society Hill – Lamar Butler, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

 

TENNESSEE

Jackson – Tremaine Sails, Dunbar, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN

Memphis – Taevin Lewis, HarrisStowe State University, St. Louis, MO

Memphis – Keenan Lowery, Lane College, Jackson, TN

Memphis – Tamara Bates, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

 

TEXAS

Arlington – Mira Bakine, Langston University, Langston, OK

Dallas – Nateisha Choice, Wiley College, Marshall, TX

Fort Worth – Britt Spears, Prairie View A&M University, Fort Worth, TX

Houston – Quentin Monroe, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH

Houston – Francis Vazquez, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

 

WISCONSIN

Racine- Jeanni Simpson- Howard University, Washington, DC

 

VIRGINIA

Disputanta – Tatyana Calhoun, University of the District of Colombia, Washington, D.C.

Hampton – McKinley Strother, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC

Richmond – Leah Reid, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA

Virginia Beach – Jasmine Dunbar, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

St. Thomas – Tonecia Rogers, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI

 

NIGERIA

Enugu – Jude Okanya, Paine College, Augusta, GA

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg – Andronica Klaas, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC

 

SAVE THE DATE! WHIHBCU Federal Funding Webinar with NSF

Webinar, August 27 from 2:00PM-3:30PM EST

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will host a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

The WHIHBCU will co-host a webinar with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on August 27, 2015 from 2:00PM-3:30PM EST.

This webinar will feature a presentation by NSF highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Representatives from the HBCU community are invited and encouraged to view the webinar live and ask questions. Webinar information is listed below.

Date:   Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Webinar link and call information forthcoming!

Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks. We look forward to the webinar!

Now Open: 2015 HBCU Week Conference Website

The 2015 HBCU Week Conference website is now open.

2015 HBCU Week Conference

HBCUs Innovators for Future Success

The Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference is planned under the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs and with input from the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and its conference sponsors. It provides a forum to exchange information and share innovations among and between institutions. Stakeholders, which include: federal agencies, private sector companies and philanthropic organizations) provide an overview of successful engagements that if replicated could improve instruction, degree completion and the understanding of federal policies that shape and support higher education.

General registration will open on June 1, 2015.


 

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First Lady Michelle Obama will spend Monday in Atlanta

According to travel guidance provided by the White House, Obama’s day begins with an event with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at Booker T. Washington High School — where Martin Luther King Jr. attended before leaving early for Morehouse College. Obama will tour a college fair and then give a speech in the school gymnasium that promotes her “Reach Higher” initiative, pushing students to complete post-secondary education.

For more information:

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/09/03/michelle-obama-to-rally-raise-money-for-michelle-nunn/

OPEN REGISTRATION :: 2014 HBCU Week Conference

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENHBCUs: Innovators for Future Success

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2014 National HBCU Week Conference

HBCUs: INNOVATORS FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

September 22-23, 2014

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

 

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2014 Summer Student Honors Program for Undergraduate Students!!

2014 Summer Student Honors Program

(Undergraduate Students) 

Position Number:     14-SHP-UND-ER
Location:      Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; New York, NY;  Lake City, UT; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA
Compensation: Volunteer
Grade:    SK-00

Overview:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. 

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for undergraduate students (Non-legal students only) to become acquainted with the activities of the Federal Government and to gain hands-on experience in an operational office. The SEC’s 2014 Summer Student Honors Program will begin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014.

All students must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student.  Please note, selection is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher), writing skills and experience (e.g, journals), ability to reason independently and creatively (e.g., moot court), clinical/volunteer and work experience relating to the SEC’s work, commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal judgment, and well-rounded background.

Students must have completed the first year of undergraduate school by the beginning of the 2014 summer. Student must be continuing in undergraduate studies throughout the summer and/or into the fall to be eligible. Students graduating in May are not eligible.

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356561500. You must apply for this position by       February 3, 2014.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.  

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.sec.gov