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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LINK FOR 2021 STEAM ACTIVATED SUMMER CAMP OUTREACH TO MIDDLE-SCHOOL GIRLS     

(JULY 12 – 16, 2021)

 Middle-school girls are invited to participate in the 2021 science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) ACTIVATED summer camp directed by Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Built Environment within the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

STEM LEARNING ACTIVITIES: This one-week virtual STEAM ACTIVATED summer camp will engage selected middle-school girls in challenging and fun virtual STEM learning activities to strengthen STEM identity, self-efficacy, and persistence. All activities will be held through ZOOM and girl campers will need a good computer and stable internet access.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships for this STEAM ACTIVATED! camp are funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER) grant and a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) grant awarded to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. To be considered for a scholarship, carefully read, fill out, and sign the Scholarship Application Form at this Qualtrics link (https://ncat.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjxfYsxfewuLppI ) by April 30th, 2021

ENROLLMENT PROCESS: Applicant interview invitations will be emailed to the parents/guardians of initially selected applicants by May 14th. Twenty (20) minute applicant ZOOM interviews will occur between May 24th and May 26th. By May 31st, Email notifications will confirm final enrollment of 2021 Girls of STEAM Promise. 

 REGISTRATION FEE ($50): Parents and Guardians of enrolled Girls of STEAM Promise will pay a $50 registration fee. Payment should be received by June 25 for guaranteed enrollment. Otherwise, offers will be extended to applicants on our waiting list. Further directions regarding payment process will be provided through direct emails to the parents and guardians of enrolled Girls of STEAM Promise. 

 TO APPLY, CLICK ON STEAM ACTIVATED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LINK BELOW: 

 https://ncat.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjxfYsxfewuLppI  

 All questions should be emailed to Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu at andreao@ncat.edu  

 

Symposium sponsored by NC A&T ASPRS Student Chapter

The NCAT American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Student Chapter was approved on May 6, 2020, by the Regional Office Council. Our faculty advisor is Dr. Leila Hashemi Beni, and our inaugural president is Mr. Asmamaw Gebrehiwot - aagebrehiwot@aggies.ncat.edu.  Additional members include Mr. Saurabh Dhamankar, Vice President, Ms. Terra McKee, Secretary/Treasurer, and Mr. Josh Anstead, Website Professional.  The NCATSU ASPRS Chapter aims to provide education, engagement, mentorship, and career opportunities to students and alumni across several distinct and interactive divisions, including Geographic Information System Division, LiDAR Division, Photogrammetric Division, Primary Data Acquisition Division, Professional Practice Division, Remote Sensing Applications Division, and Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division.

We look forward to hosting various activities, such as geospatial technology workshops, monthly guest speakers, K-12 educational engagements, an annual research symposium, and other events to learn geospatial knowledge and skills for career advancement and promoting interdisciplinary engagement at NCATSU. We proudly represent ASPRS and North Carolina as a member of the Potomac Region. Aggie Pride! More information can be found here about the Symposium.

 

Fall 2019 - Fall 2020

1.) Aisha Benton, an undergraduate student in Construction Management, and is the first recipient of the True Homes - Female in Construction Management Scholarship, ($10,000). This is a testimony to her academic achievements; Aisha is a double major in Construction Management and Business. She is the President of the CMAA student group, where this only one of her many accomplishments. This award was received in the Fall 2020 semester.

2.) Jacob Vanderpool, an undergraduate student in Construction Management was Lead Presenter at 2020 ERN CONFERENCE IN DC - See this link: https://emerging-researchers.org/projects/129-4/. This is a significant national conference, and his funding was covered by department. Title: "Emerging Professional Identities of Freshman Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Women", Mentor Dr. Ofori-Boadu (CM-BLTE).

3.) Dr. Ashok Dwivedi (NCAT Postdoctoral student) received a Postdoctoral Scholar position summer 2021 at the prestigious UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco, Hospital and Trauma Center, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine in San Francisco. Mentor Dr. Ferguson (EHS-BLTE).

4.) Asmamaw Amare Gebrehiwot, a graduate student under the mentorship of Dr. Leila Beni in Applied Science and Technology (GEOM-BLTE). Asmamaw has been selected to participate in the Michigan Institute Data Science Consortium (selected 2020), which aims to develop a diverse pool of young stars in this growing field. He is listed among top Universities such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford universities on this opportunity to visit and present his research work at the Michigan Institute for Data Science Symposium. Asmamaw also did an internship in NASA at Caltech in summer 2019.

5.) Expanding outreach in Construction Management. Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, assistant professor in the Department of Built Environment in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A &T) in Greensboro is featured.https://nahbnow.com/2020/09/student-chapters-forge-the-next-generation-of-diverse-building-leaders/

6.) Professional Development Program for Undergraduate Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Women

Undergraduate architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) women are invited to participate in the 2020/2021 AEC Professional Development Program (AEC-PDP) funded through a National Science Foundation CAREER grant awarded to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) to research professional identity development processes in undergraduate AEC women.
 
7.) AEC PANEL SESSIONS IN ZOOM: This 8-month AEC-PDP program consists of eight (8) monthly ZOOM panel sessions running from September 2020 to April 2021. Panel sessions will occur from 4 to 6 pm EST on the second Monday of each month. AEC-PDP Panelists consists of experienced AEC professionals who will explain key processes involved in becoming an AEC professional. Panel topics are on how to become an AEC professional with special focus on transitioning from student to professional, career development, consulting, entrepreneurship, environment, politics, public service, advocacy, academia, innovation, humanitarian and international work, as well as mentoring the 21st century female AEC professional.
All AEC-PDP participants who participate in seven (7) out of the eight (8) panel sessions will receive an AEC-PDP participation certificate at the end of the program. As an incentive, the best 20 AEC-PDP participants will receive $100 each.
Interested AEC students should apply by the midnight of August 12, 2020 by completing the application form available at the link below:
https://ncat.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Jp3U76ahGfKUrb
If you have any questions, please send an email to the PI, Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, at andreao@ncat.ed
8.) 2020/2021 AGGIE NAHB EXECUTIVE BOARD 
Meet our new student leaders to serve on the 2020/2021 Aggie-NAHB Executive Board:
  1. PRESIDENT:                         Jacob Vanderpool
  2. VICE-PRESIDENT:                Bryan Urena-Hernandez
  3. SECRETARY:                        Chelci Robertson
  4. TREASURER:                        Saniya Sampson
  5. COMPETITION LEAD:           Sydney Melvin
Congratulations to our new leaders! 
We look forward to a successful year with this leadership team!
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu - email: andreao@ncat.edu
9.) Narjis Alrashid who worked alongside Dr. Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi. She won second place at the ASSP Region VI Conference 2019 for a presentation on the Cardiovascular Outcomes in Adults Occupationally Exposed to Lead.

Congratulations to Dr. Ofori-Boadu -  Was selected by the Teaching Excellence Awards Committee - has selected you as one of two winners of the Jr. Faculty Teaching Award for 2020-21. The Teaching Awards committee was truly impressed with your qualifications and the measure of dedication you have for teaching at our institution. Dr. Ofori-Boadu was also selected as the 2020 Outstanding Educator by NAHB at the 2021 International Builders' Show,

  Dr. Ofori-Boadu NAHB award

Drs. Ofori-Boadu, Ferguson, and White recieve NSF RAPID GRANT to  Develop Theories that Explain Decision Making Processes In STEM Students During Pandemics.

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program supports RAPID projects when there is a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to, data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  The project at North Carolina A&T State University seeks to develop theories that explain and predict decision making processes in students studying in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields during and after pandemics. These theories will inform and transform the adaptation and resiliency of Institutions of Higher Education during future global disasters. Improved institutional resiliency will minimize disruptions to STEM student functioning and performance, reduce attrition, and strengthen progression into the STEM workforce. Undergraduate students are involved as researchers in this project. Announcement link is here.

Dr. Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi

The Legacy of Urban Soil Lead at a Household Scale: Perspectives & Data of an Environmental Toxicologist & Soil Chemist https://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/envhealth/seminars-symposia/fall-2019-seminar-series/20190928-2/, 2019

Musibau Shofoluwe

Appointed to serve on Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty Advisory Board – December 2019.

Jerry W. Nave

Elected Vice President of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors, January 2020.

Alesia Ferguson

Appointed Co-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB), October 2019

Scott Wentz - True Homes Advisor & NCAT AGGIE Team Partner Receives Industry Award. 

Scott Wentz, Executive Partner with True Homes, wins Outstanding Industry Advisory Board Member of the Year. Through True Homes Foundation, a National Housing Endowment HELP grant was funded at North Carolina A&T State University to strengthen their Residential Construction program and launch a student chapter. Through this partnership, they are creating internships with Trades, supporting the program through mentoring and teaching, and providing unique opportunities to get young adults excited about a career in homebuilding.

2020 Aggie - National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Residential Construction Certificate Recipients
The goal of the NAHB grant awarded to the Department of Built Environment is to increase the number and quality of Construction Management students prepared for careers in residential construction through the Residential Construction Certificate Program (RCCP) implemented within the Construction Management program, alongside the existing Construction Management curriculum. 
The four Construction Management students who received AGGIE NAHB certificates during the spring 2020 semester include: Kayla Gore, Deandria Bryant, Amir Evans, and Vielka Barber.
The 2019 recipients of the NAHB certificate were: Dane Salmon, Benjamin Lawrence, and Eduafo Mends.
The Department of Built Environment recognizes the above students for their successful completion of the Aggie-NAHB Residential Construction Certificate Program, which is sponsored through collaboration among the National Association of Home Builders. the National Housing Endowment and True Homes, USA.