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NACME Student Scholarships

NACME Student ScholarshipThe NACME Pre-Engineering Student Scholarship Program recognizes the nation’s highest achieving African American, Latino, and American Indian high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career goal. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship. Apply by March 15, 2015.

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Science Powerhouse in an Unlikely Place

Ossining High School StudentsWhen the Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists were announced last month, two high schools had more than any other in the country. Ossining High School, part of a very diverse, increasingly Hispanic town in Westchester County, best known for Sing Sing Correctional Facility, was one of the two.

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Survey: Professors Discourage STEM Pursuits

A recent survey of women and underrepresented minorities who hold STEM degrees found that many of them were discouraged from seeking their careers. But, what was, perhaps, eyebrow-raising was that most of those affected said the discouragement came from college professors.

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Cuts in AP Science Roil Berkeley High

Berkeley, California is one brainy town. Along with UC-Berkeley, Berkeley High School excels, especially in science. However, Berkeley is home to a large concentration of low-income residents, mainly African Americans and Latinos, whose math and English proficiency scores are woefully behind those of white students. In order to try and halt this trend, the school plans to cut portions of its AP science program in favor of helping struggling students.

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Study: Magnet Schools Outperform Charters

An LA Times study of test results of 152 charter schools, 161 magnets and all nearby traditional schools found that magnets were the clear leaders. Charters also outperformed traditional schools. African American students were especially benefited by magnets and charters, with 76 percent proficient or better in math at magnets and 57 percent at charters, as opposed to only 40 percent at traditional schools.

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Scholarship: AHETEM for Latino Students

The AHETEMS Scholarship Program is designed to enhance and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing degrees in engineering, math and science. Merit-based and need-based scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 – $5,000, to deserving Latino/a high school graduating seniors who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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