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Diverse Millennial Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs


Edited by Fred A. Bonner II , Aretha F. Marbley , Mary F. Howard Hamilton While many institutions have developed policies to address the myriad needs of Millennial college students and their parents, inherent in many of these initiatives is the underlying assumption that this student population is a homogeneous group. This book is significant [...]

Academically Gifted African American Male College Students


By Fred A. Bonner II The first-ever study of African American giftedness at the collegiate level, focusing on two extraordinary case studies. Less than ten percent of the nation’s higher education studies in gifted programs focus on African American populations, and less than half of those studies focus on African American males. In addition, only [...]

Building Mathematics Learning Communities


By Erica N. Walker Drawing on perceptions, behaviors, and experiences of students at an urban high school—both high and low achievers—this timely book demonstrates how urban youth can be meaningfully engaged in learning mathematics. The author presents a “potential” model rather than a “deficit” model, complete with teaching strategies and best practices for teaching mathematics [...]

African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement


By James L. Moore III, Chance W. Lewis African American Students in Urban Schools offers readers a critical yet comprehensive examination of the issues affecting African American students’ outcomes in urban school systems and beyond. Across disciplines including teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, career and technical education, higher education, and more, chapters [...]

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie


By Alan Bradley Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home. A dead bird [...]

Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males


By Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, and Geoffrey L. Greif Hrabowski leads a trio of University of Maryland scholars who describe their institution’s science program to enhance the higher educational prospects of high-school-age black American men. (Hrabowski writes that his group is working in a comparable program for young black females.) The cornerstone of [...]

Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women


By Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica L. Greene, and Geoffrey Greif This book follows up on Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males (1998), this time focusing on young black women who have successfully completed a special course of science and technology at the University of Maryland. While noting the [...]

Unheralded but Unbowed


By Garland L Thompson “Unheralded but Unbowed” is a history, written out of the author’s long involvement with the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards contest sponsored by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. Thompson, a technology pro-turned journalist, has sat on the Selection Panel for these awards for a quarter of a [...]

The Ph.D. Process: A Student’s Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences, Oxford University Press


Written by Dale F. Bloom, Jonathan D. Karp & Nicholas Cohen The Ph.D. Process offers the essential guidance that students in the biological and physical sciences need to get the most out of their years in graduate school. Drawing upon the insights of numerous current and former graduate students, this book presents a rich portrayal [...]

Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences, University of Washington Press


Written by Robert V. Smith Many students find the prospect of entering graduate school a significant and daunting experience. Dr. Robert V. Smith, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University, will help ease the way. The second edition of his highly acclaimed guide is designed to help graduate [...]

Ideas in Action: A Girl’s Guide to Careers in Engineering


Written by Celeste Baine Ideas in Action: A Girl’s Guide to Careers in Engineering is for girls that want to work with people, help solve climate problems, save the world, or be part of the movement that makes a difference in the world. This inspirational booklet introduces many different types of engineering to middle and [...]

Engineers Make a Difference: Motivating Students to Pursue An Engineering Education


Written by Celeste Baine Engineers Make a Difference is about “showing the color” of engineering and, as a result, capturing students’ passion, imagination, curiosity and dreams; to inspire them to create a life of abundance, meaning and satisfaction from such a pursuit. It’s about finding ways to attract diversity in traditionally white, male-dominated fields, and [...]

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future


Written by Michael Reisman In a world where advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology have begun to erode. A comprehensive and coordinated federal effort is urgently needed to bolster U.S. competitiveness and pre-eminence in these areas. This congressionally requested report by [...]

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present


Written by Harriet A. Washington Publishers Weekly praised Washington as “a great storyteller,” and named Medical Apartheid one of the best books of 2006, finding it, “even at its most distressing, compulsively readable.” PW, Kirkus and Booklist each honored the book with starred reviews, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association bestowed its [...]

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation


Written by Steven Johnson Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson The book is built around dozens of stories from the history of scientific, technological and cultural innovation: how Darwin’s “eureka moment” about natural selection turned out to be a myth; how Brian Eno invented a new musical convention [...]

Mathematics Success and Failure Among African-American Youth: The Roles of Sociohistorical Context, Community Forces, School Influence, and Individual Agency


Written by Danny Bernard Martin, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000 No matter how mathematics achievement and persistence are measured, African Americans seem to lag behind their peers. This state of affairs is typically explained in terms of student ability, family background, differential treatment by teachers, and biased curricula. But what can explain disproportionately poor performance and [...]

What’s math got to do with it?


How parents and teachers can help children learn to love their least favorite subject. Written by Boaler, J. The author summarizes methodology and strategies for increasing young students involvement and acceleration in mathematics. She offers a broad range of activities, exercises and advice for educators and parents The United States is rapidly falling behind the [...]

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