We live in an age when technology is transforming every facet of our society. In addition to innovations and inventions that are fundamentally changing lives and spawning new business, tech is also creating entirely new careers in areas such as security, blockchain, AI and health care. But while tech opportunities abound in our global economy, […]
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds the 89th Oscars this Sunday, I’ll be rooting for “Hidden Figures” to win Best Picture, and Octavia Spencer to win Best Supporting Actress. Since both Black History Month and National Engineers Week occur in February, it would be great if during this month, the movie […]
Watch this short video on the making of the inspirational, Hidden Figures, a movie based on the acclaimed book of the same name that chronicles the early lives of three remarkable African American women who helped NASA calculate man’s first orbital flights around Earth.
When I saw the movie Hidden Figures, I was struck by the determination of the so-called human “computers” – the African-American women whose mathematical calculations made it possible for astronaut John Glenn to be launched into orbit during the 1960s Space Race that coincided with American advances in Civil Rights. The inspiring stories of these […]
Naseer Campbell was 14-years-old when he decided to pursue a degree in computer science and technology. He’s now 18, in his fifth year of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, and wrapping up his second summer internship at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. P-TECH, an educational model […]
LGBT Pride Month is an opportunity for all of us to pause and consider that while progress has been made to afford equal rights to all, we still have much more work to do. That includes standing up against discriminatory legislation that has emerged in certain U.S. states and leading discussions in the aftermath of […]