Monday, January 14, 2008

Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA)

Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference enters its 22nd year with an eye on a global future. In February 2008, the conference which has stood as one of the best models of where corporate America creates strategic alliances with minority-owned businesses to increase productivity from underrepresented groups, will headline as the National BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Global Competitiveness Conference.

"BEYA conference was developed as a solution to help corporate America identify, nurture and promote the careers of its Black achievers," Career Communications Group publisher and CEO Tyrone Taborn says. "As America renews focus on competitiveness, and much of today's press concentrates on what industry is doing in regards to becoming a player in a global economy, there has been a feeling that the name of the conference should more clearly define who and what we are, while maintaining ties to our history. We feel that this name accomplishes both, and are excited about our future as the National BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Global Competitiveness Conference," he concluded.

5 comments:

POPS said...

that's a tad bit long for a conference name

Villager said...

Pops - Focus on what the conference is all about. Don't sweat the name...

The Urban Scientist said...

Great! I hope the conference (which in going on now) is a great success. I also hope whoever is named as Black Engineer of the Year makes it on Ebony's list of The Most Influential Blacks in America". That last listing tore me a new one. Not one Engineer was listed, and only one scientist.

It's one of many rants on my page.
http://sciedsociety.blogspot.com/2007/05/scientists-most-influential-people-in_09.html

Villager said...

Urban Scientist - First, I caution that it has been many decades since Ebony was representative of Black folks in America. Second, my suggestion when others don't recognize or honor the right folks is to create your own list. Who are your Most Influential Blacks in America? Publish the list on your blog...

The Urban Scientist said...

Villager: You are SO right and I did just that - posted my own "Most Influential Black Scientists and Engineers in America". But I still want Ebony/Jet to get with the program. Too many Black people read those mags and hang-on every word. tsk tsk.

But back to Engineers - NSF has a opening in The Directorate for Engineering Program Director for Diversity for Engineering Employment Opportunity.

http://sciedsociety.blogspot.com/2008/02/wanted-nsf-engineering-program-director.html