In these tough economic times, minority college students and graduates are having to make tough choices: roll the dice in the job market or find a way to stay in school. Here is a program that could make the choice a little easier for those choosing to go in a STEM related field like engineering.This graduate fellowship program sponsored by The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will give qualified graduates the opportunity to study a STEM degree field of their choice at a prestigous college or university.
For years, community activists, religious leaders and politicians have fought the construction of land fills in low income neighborhoods. To them, their presence has been a bane to the community that scares away businesses, lowers property values and pollutes the local environment. The reasons behind their protests are honorable and well founded. However, our country’s need to develop affordable, clean, alternative energy resources and the move toward “green” initiatives have begun to change the way we view problems and use resources.I would like to introduce a different and positive perspective that may change our perspective on landfills and the potential opportunities they hold for energy production and green jobs.
I knew this would happen someday but I did not think it would be this bad. I have writer’s block. So to help me get through this tough situation, I am going to turn to you- the readers to start the discussion.
My purpose for this response is not disparage Black Enterprise Magazine nor the persons in the article but to help the further the conversation on areas of job growth.Our country’s environment and infrastructure are paramount to our country’s long-term economic prosperity. Unfortunately, the public learns most about the shortages professional in these markets when disaster strikes.