Delaware State University and Verizon Innovative Learning — an education initiative of the Verizon Foundation — recently renewed a relationship through which Delaware middle school minority males are enrolled in summer intensive courses in science, technology, engineering and math.
DOVER — The keynote speaker at Friday’s Go Red for Women celebration called for encouragement of young girls to study science, technology and mathematics.
The initiative is called “Stem Goes Red.”
Shante’ Hastings, a civil engineer, said interest in those fields will ultimately bring more female scientists and researchers in medical fields.
“They are going to be the ones to cure cancer … to cure heart disease,” which is the No. 1 killer of women, Ms. Hastings said.
Delaware State University is getting a $1 million grant to expand diversity in its STEM programs. Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports on the grant.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded the grant through its Inclusive Excellence initiative. It will be paid over the next five years and will support DSU’s Promoting Engagement and Access in Science (DSU-PEAS) initiative.
That initiative is focused on getting more "non-traditional" students into STEM fields like science and technology.
The Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus will offer a free placement screening for an education and employment opportunity program.
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The Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, will offer a free placement screening for an education and employment opportunity program being offered at no cost to individuals 16-24 years old who are not currently enrolled in school and are either underemployed or unemployed.
DOVER – The DNREC Division of Energy & Climate will host two public workshops Sept. 9 and 12 on renewable energy incentives offered by the Green Energy Fund for Delmarva Power & Light (DPL). The Green Energy Fund provides grants to DPL customers for small scale solar and geothermal installations.
The workshops will take place as follows:
• 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, DNREC Pat Ellis Conference Room, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720
• 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, Public Service Commission Hearing Room, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE 19901
Smart Vent Products of Pitman N.J. and ILC Dover of Frederica are partnering to bring a new line of flood proofing products to market. The new line uses another local product — Dow-Dupont’s Kevlar.
The Flex-Wall line uses high-strength flexible walls that can be deployed to protect buildings and equipment from floods. The Flex-Wall is constructed from high-tensile-strength Kevlar with stainless steel hardware.
It can hold back up to 14 feet of rushing floodwater, the companies said.