2002 Vol. 11 No. 1
Winning the Talent Race The DuPont
company is forging its future through diversity. Building
on the strengths and ethnicity's of its employees, DuPont
is challenging the 21st century business world with
bright innovative ideas from all of its employees.
in Space: NASA-JSC Each year the NASA
Johnson Space Center (JSC) recognizes its top employees
with its most coveted award, the Silver Snoopy. Team
members who are awarded are being recognized for the
commitment to safety and insuring the success of previous
your own business Have you ever fantasized
at one time or another about going into business and
being your own boss? In the 1980's a growing number
of Americans turned that fantasy into a reality. Since
that time, thousands of corporate executives, MBAs,
retirees and individuals interested in a career change
struck off on their own and are succeeding.
Financial Aid World's largest scientific
society seeks minority students for scholarship program.
The American Chemical Society is accepting applications
for its 2002 Scholars Program. The program supports
academically accomplished African American, Hispanic
and Native American students in pursuit of undergraduate
degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry,
environmental science, and related disciplines in two-and-four
year college and university programs.
Initiatives Each year the Department
of Defense recognizes its outstanding Disabled employees
during its annual Disability Forum in Washington, DC.
The Department of Defense's Computer/Electronic Accommodations
Program provides the necessary equipment that these
employees need to excel at their positions.
Leadership Derrick E. Scott is the
Director of the Minority Engineering Program Office
(MEPO) at the University of Michigan. Through his commitment
the MEP0 continues to break records in the number of
minority students receiving B.S. Engineering Degrees
at the University.
Breaking the glass ceiling, Lucent Technologies
has named Janet F. Russo its new President & CEO. Janet
was one of the original-founding executives of the company
in 1996. Lucent Technologies is headquartered in Murray
Outlook 2001 was a year of great challenges
and successes for the National Aeronautical and Space
Administration. The Agency went through its first leadership
change in ten years, as Dan Goldin stepped down as NASA
Administrator in November of 2001. NASA's Mars Program
rebounded in 2001with the success of the Oddessy Spacecraft
achieving Martian orbit after a 286 million-mile journey.
Advancements The hand held computer
is revolutionizing the computer industry. These mini
wireless computers can be found in use by educational
institutions, industry employees, colleges, industry
employees, law enforcement and government agencies.
Software being developed by top companies is allowing
these small computers to be usable anytime, anywhere.
Innovations General Motors has introduced
its next generation vehicle, the Autonomy. The futuristic
car features a seamless base chassis that enables its
owner to switch the upper half of the vehicle out with
other interchangeable halves. The Autonomy is hydrogen
powered and does not need oil or gasoline.
Forces A diverse cadre of military
members stands ready for the 21st century. Men and women
from majority and minority racial and ethnic groups
train and perform their duties within a multitude of
occupational specialites, so as accomplish military
missions, on land, at sea, and in the air.
Laboratories The U.S. Department of
Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will host a Technology
Demonstration Day on January 29, 2002 to open a venture
development competition for university students. The
competition, open to teams of students from universities
nationwide, asks the students to develop plans to commercialize
one of the new technologies being researched at Argonne.
Agencies The Central Intelligence
Agency has a special branch of operations named the
Directorate of Science and Technology. Donald M. Kerr
is the current director of the Directorate of Science
and Technology. The DST's main role is to create and
apply innovative technology in support of intelligence