Please find below information about the involvement of ten HBCUs in five of the 37 recently-announced NSF INCLUDES awards. INCLUDES is: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science, a new initiative that aims to improve access to STEM education and career pathways at the national scale, making them more widely inclusive to underserved populations. Over the next decade, NSF will expand the program, with the goal of developing a science and engineering workforce that better reflects the diversity of U.S. society. (Press release: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=189706&preview=false)
Study abroad is a transformative experience that provides young Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to contribute to a global society, solve global challenges, and compete in a global economy; however some U.S. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) lack the capacity to offer this opportunity to undergraduate students.
Discover an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship and Visiting Scientist Programs, or begin a career directly after graduation with our Collegiate Hiring Initiative.
Honors Internship Program
The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C. area headquarters locations, or in field offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find anywhere else.
The FBI’s Collegiate Hiring Initiative recruits graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated with an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degree to begin their careers in an organization that offers opportunities like no other. Students must graduate or have graduated between December 2014 and September 2017.
From supporting squads and operations to analyzing business processes and ensuring security, recent graduates help support a huge part of the FBI’s mission. The Collegiate Hiring Initiative also gives recent graduates the chance to explore and transition into the many exceptional career paths the FBI has to offer, as well as into other opportunities within the federal government and private sectors.
Applications for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative open August 26 and close October 14, 2016.
The Visiting Scientist Program gives applicants the chance to work within the FBI Laboratory, one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world. Since 1982, the Laboratory’s Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) has welcomed university faculty, postdoctoral fellows, recent graduates, and undergraduate and graduate applicants, and given them a unique work experience. Applicants work with state-of-the-art equipment to conduct laboratory and/or computer research and participate in forensic science research initiatives for one to five years.
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The National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.
Below are links to the new ADVANCE solicitation and information about a technical assistance webinar scheduled for September 21, 2016.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government, established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
In honor of NEH’s 50th anniversary, they will be holding a major humanities conference, called “Human Times”, in Charlottesville, VA from September 14-17. The conference is free and aimed at the general public (including students). The conference is designed to be a forum showcasing the many ways in which the humanities address contemporary issues –war, race, the environment, technology, and many more.
In collaboration with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), HRSA will host a webinar on September 9, 2016, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Eastern Time). This is an effort to build understanding about HRSA programs, highlight the agency’s support to minority serving institutions, and enhance knowledge about grant opportunities and the grants process.
Webinar for Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs and HSIs)
To join the conference call by phone, dial (415) 655-0003
Meeting number (access code): 641 800 929
Meeting password: bD4JujDH
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has been hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and resources available to them throughout the federal government.
On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the initiative will co-host a webinar with the FBl’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) and DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs. OPE builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement. OPE serves as the FBl’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OPE also manages outreach programs, including FBI support to state and local Fusion Centers, along with the Countering Violent Extremism, Active Shooter, and Police Executive Fellowship programs. The office implements national-level initiatives and strategies which support engagement, communication, coordination, and cooperation efforts with law enforcement, intelligence, and public agencies and partners in a continuous effort to enhance the FBl’s capabilities.
The FBI plays a critical role in enforcing campus safety, public safety and providing other resources to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. This webinar will highlight the FBl’s resources and support they provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available FBI opportunities.
“During the course of one academic school year, the 73 All-Stars will distinguish themselves as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and as noble ambassadors of their respective institutions,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “The Initiative is looking forward to working with this third class of All-Stars and is confident this opportunity will allow the Initiative to meaningfully connect with HBCU students and advance academic excellence at their schools.”
Over the next year, the students will serve as ambassadors by providing outreach opportunities and communicating with other students about the value of both education and the Initiative as a networking source. Using social media, relationships with community-based organizations, and sessions with industry professionals, the students will share proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential. They will also participate in the White House HBCU Week Conference, national and regional events, and webinars with Initiative staff and other professionals on a range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.
“We’re looking forward to working with this new class of HBCU All Stars,” said Deputy Under Secretary of Education and Acting Executive Director White House Initiative on HBCUs Kim Hunter Reed. “Our goal is to provide a unique opportunity for these talented students that exposes them to critical national conversations and thought leaders. No doubt they will make their mark and represent their campuses well.”
The All-Stars were selected from over 300 students from 24 states, the District of Columbia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands. They will work together and as a group and network with one another to achieve their goals.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Below is a list of the 2016 HBCU All-Stars, in alphabetical order by hometown state, the school they attend and the school’s location.
Birmingham – JerAnthony Colvin, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala.
Catherine – Shannon Baldwin, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, Huntsville, Ala.
Tuscaloosa – Jasmine Lavendar, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Opelousas – Russell Williams, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark.
Los Angeles – Paris Adkins-Jackson, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.
Riverside – Breanna Lumpkin, Lane College, Jackson, Tenn.
Norwalk – Andre Earls, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Brittney Young – Howard University, District of Columbia
Fort Lauderdale – Kennedy James, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.