The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is based in Innovation Park, one of the leading research parks in the Southeast. (Photo: Glenn Beil, Glenn Beil,/Democrat)
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students to address key challenges
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will join a national network of engineering institutions in solving grand challenges for engineering as part of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program.
Kassie Ernst, engineering teaching faculty at the college, will lead the program — a nationwide initiative to identify 14 “grand challenges” that engineers will work collaboratively to solve.
NAE-GCSP will provide students with opportunities to network nationally and internationally with scholars, scientists, engineers and researchers towards a shared goal.
They may choose themes in health, sustainability and security, and participate in in-depth challenges such as providing access to clean drinking water or making solar energy more affordable.
Engineering students will complete five competencies ranging from viable businesses and entrepreneurship to multiculturalism and social consciousness.
FAMU graphics major named custom creator for Beats’ HBCU Program
Elijah Rutland, a fourth-year graphic design student in Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication has been selected to participate in the inaugural Beats by Dre Black Future Creator Program.
As described by the program, “a dynamic group of creatives from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation will create content about themselves, their communities and the state of Black America for the Beats’ platforms.
Rutland – who designs art on sneakers, digital spaces and canvases — is joining the program as its customs creator. He will be working directly with the Beats design team to fabricate a custom headphone and matching packaging for its 2021 Black History Month collection.
FAMU alumna Jazmin Johnson is also participating in the program as a film producer.
TCC seeks nominations for Heroes in Public Safety Program
Tallahassee Community College and the TCC Alumni and Friends Association announce the opening of nominations for the 2021 Heroes in Public Safety Program.
The Heroes in Public Safety program is designed to honor those who have made significant impact in the public safety arena.
Eligible honorees include those who have attended TCC, FPSI (Pat Thomas or Lively), Ghazvini or who are working in the public safety field in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty or Wakulla counties.
Nominations are solicited for three type of awards:
Lifetime Achievement: Honorees are those who have dedicated years of service over a distinguished career, have had a long-term leadership role, and have made extraordinary contributions and sacrifices.
Hall of Fame: Inductees are those who have contributed to the advancement and support of their chosen public safety field and have demonstrated extraordinary work and service to the community.
The Chris Connell Merit Awards: Showcases unsung heroes, young professionals and those who display particular heroism during a specific incident.
Honorees will be announced and celebrated over two days of events in early 2021. The deadline to submit nominations is October 30.
Nominations can be made at tcc.fl.edu/tccsafetyheroes.
For more information, contact Ysonde Jensen at (850) 201-6065 or [email protected]
TCC launches Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Tallahassee Community College is launching its latest initiative, an Electrical Pre-apprenticeship program.
The pre-apprenticeship program offers students ages 16-24 an opportunity to explore an in-demand career option as an apprentice in the electrical industry by experiencing first-hand training that will develop their skills, confidence, and professional connections needed to be successful.
TCC is partnering with IEC Florida West Coast to provide participants with career skills and training from industry experts, an opportunity to earn industry recognized credentials, hands-on training and much more. It is projected through 2027, Florida will need over 43,000 electricians to meet its workforce needs.
TCC is accepting applications for two cohorts that will be served over the next nine months.
Limited spots are available. The program starts in October. There is no tuition cost for the program and the earned industry certifications are recognized throughout the U.S.
For more information, contact Workforce Development at 833-TCC-JOBS or [email protected]
Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at [email protected] or on Twitter @byrondobson.
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