Chemistry students attend NOBCChE conference, UDC receives new charter for student chapter
On September 29, UDC received the charter for the new National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Student Chapter at the annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Two UDC chemistry majors, Jade Witter and Nazharie Brandon (former and current Student Chapter President, respectively) attended and participated in the banquet ceremonies with NOBCChE National President Rena Robinson, the Southeast Regional Chair Sharon Neal, and one of the organization’s founders, William Jackson.
Amazon selects UDC for Career Choice program
REAL Deal Summer Bridge Program eases transition from high school to college, increases post-secondary success for first-year students
UDC’s REAL (Reaching Excellence in Academics and Leadership) Deal Summer Bridge Program provides first-time college students with a six-week summer program, giving them enrichment support, mentors, field trips and classroom instruction. Seventeen 2022 high-school graduates admitted to UDC completed the program held on campus for the first time in two years.
UDC Partners with Anacostia High School for Early College Program and STEM opportunities
The University of the District of Columbia is laying the foundation for Anacostia High School students to jumpstart their college careers through UDC’s Early College Program, in which students earn college credit while completing their diplomas.
The Early College Program is a part of the Community-to-Career Academy (C2 Academy) under UDC’s Developing America’s Workforce Nucleus (DAWN) Initiative. DAWN addresses the underrepresentation of minority STEM talent due to systemic racism or economic inequality. It redirects the public education pipeline to produce more business and entrepreneurship ready STEM talent in ethnic minority and disadvantaged communities.
Anacostia High School students earn hands-on STEM skills through DAWN’s Early College summer internship program
Several Anacostia High School students completed the inaugural UDC Summer Internship Program under UDC’s Developing America’s Workforce Nucleus (DAWN) Initiative. The interns presented findings from a community asset mapping project with the U.S. Department of Interior, UDC mentors and other government agencies. The group set out to assess Anacostia’s environmental landscape, identify challenges and share ideas toward a positive outlook for the Ward 8 community.
UDC partners with the FBI for employment opportunities for graduates
On April 26, UDC President Ronald Mason Jr. met with Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) Steven D’Antuono, head of the Washington Field Office, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jeffrey Cannon, head of the Mission Services Division of the Washington Field Office and Special Agent/Private Sector Coordinator Matthew O’Brien, the academia coordinator, who works with colleges and universities.
Spotlight on 2022 graduates
In our previous issue, we showcased some of our outstanding graduates. This week, we proudly celebrate and share our future leaders’ stories about who they are and what their time at UDC has meant to them in their own words.
Women’s outdoor track and field team concludes season with great performances at the East Coast Conference Outdoor Championships
UDC’s women’s outdoor track and field team competed in the East Coast Conference Outdoor Championships last Sunday, May 8 at the Roberts Wesleyan Track in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Lara A. Thompson is the first principal investigator faculty member of an HBCU to receive the NSF’s prestigious Alan T. Waterman Award
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lara A. Thompson, an associate professor in the mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, has been awarded the Alan T. Waterman Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Thompson is the first principal investigator from an HBCU to receive the award.
Water infrastructure and climate change among topics as experts weigh in on recent innovations
The National Capital Region’s American Water Resources Association (NCR-AWRA) celebrated its tenth anniversary of the annual water symposium on April 8. Guest speakers and panelists presented from the UDC Student Center Ballroom on the Van Ness Campus. This year’s theme was “Data Science Applications in Water Management,” a critical and futuristic topic discussed by featured speakers. The event was co-organized by the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and Professor Tolessa Deksissa, president of NCR-AWRA and director of WRRI.