Automation and AI expert explains how technology will replace people’s jobs

Patrick Dicks is the owner of Dicks Consulting Group, an adjunct professor, and an expert in automation and artificial intelligence with over 25 years of technology experience. Dicks has been conducting research for a number of years and has noticed that automation and artificial intelligence are gaining momentum and this influx of change will leave Americans […]

AT&T Services SVP discusses their mission to diversify workforce

Rolling out spoke to Corey Anthony, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at AT&T Services, Inc., about the company’s strategic partnerships to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Anthony was on site during the annual Essence Festival of Culture, where he also spoke about their commitment to the community and longtime partnership with Essence, ATT’s […]

Junior Bernadin, Ron Clark Academy’s Black excellence recognized by White House

Ron Clark Academy has made a national splash again. The southeast Atlanta middle school’s dean of students, Junior Bernadin, received special recognition from the White House. On Feb. 8, President Joe Biden named 117 teachers, mentors and mentoring organizations as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. He is […]

Emmitt Smith’s new NASCAR-owned team with Black driver Jesse Iwuji set to race

Emmitt Smith has entered the world of NASCAR. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has teamed up with driver Jesse Iwuji to form Jesse Iwuji Motorsports, which is set to debut this season in the NASCAR XFinity Series. The team will field a Chevrolet Camaro SS. “It’s been very welcoming,” Iwuji told rolling out Feb. […]

Willow Smith partners with Black Girls Code and UE to promote girls in tech

It’s no secret there is a huge disconnect in the representation of women, specifically Black women in science and technology-driven fields. The patterns originate in the way our culture teaches young girls in middle and elementary school; and even before that. Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant believes mentorship is important in changing the narrative […]

AeroStar founder Tammera Holmes training at-risk kids for aviation careers

After walking away from the corporate side of the aviation industry, Tammera Holmes began her journey teaching kids how to get careers in aviation through her foundation, AeroStar Avion Institute. A rough kid from a rough neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago, Holmes found that aviation replaced the adrenaline rush she got from getting […]

Michelle Watson has a solution for parents struggling with virtual learning

While some parents have opted not to send their children back to school this fall, there is a pressing issue of students not missing out on the full learning experience they would receive in the classroom. Michelle Watson, founder of The Watson Academy, wants parents to know their program is here to help both students […]

HBCU graduate Justin Shaifer creates cartoon to excite students about STEM

Justin Shaifer is a STEM revolutionary and educator. Shaifer earned a full scholarship from NASA and NOAA to attend Hampton University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marine and environmental science. He is currently working toward a doctorate in science education at Columbia University. The Chicago native is also the founder of Fascinate Inc., […]

Black and brilliant: Dorothy Jean Tillman secures a master’s degree at 14

While most teenagers are exploring TikTok or playing video games, 14-year-old Chicagoan Dorothy Jean Tillman has already atteained three college degrees. Tillman proved her child prodigy stature when she began talking at 8 months old and doing math bv 4 years old. She attended high school at 9 years old and since then has worked […]

Alissa Constable champions emerging leaders in STEM and design

Alissa Constable is a marketing consultant and executive producer who creates world-class experiences for brands, companies and nonprofits. In 2004, Constable founded EMERGE/NEXT Leaders, an experiential education company that produces digital and live events to inspire, educate and celebrate diverse and emerging leaders. Rolling out spoke with Constable, a graduate of Hunter College with a degree […]

AT&T SVP Marachel Knight on leadership, women in STEM, Essence Fest and more

Marachel Knight has worked her way up through the ranks at AT&T over the past two decades from a “fresh-out-of-school dreamer”, to her current role as senior vice president for wireless and access engineering, construction, and operations. When it comes to the race for 5G, she’s at the front of the pack as she spearheads […]

Arvin Jones honored with NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award

After an illustrious four decade career at General Motors, Arvin Jones, manufacturing executive director, Propulsion Systems and Casting Operations, recently elected to retire. Following his retirement, he was honored at The National Society of Black Engineers‘ 45th annual convention, where he was presented with the 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award in March 2019. […]

Jasmine Crowe’s tech company raises awareness about socioeconomic issues

Jasmine Crowe is using her superpowers of vision and service to foster change and bring awareness to pressing socioeconomic issues such as poverty, education and hunger. In January 2017, Crowe created a technology company that aids in the elimination of hunger and reducing food waste. Goodr has diverted over one million pounds of food from landfills and […]

Michelle Reaves opening doors to STEM-related fields for more women, minorities

Michelle Reaves is the executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), an organization focused on connecting youth in metropolitan Detroit to educational opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and equipping students with the skills that will lead to high-demand careers and entrepreneurial opportunities. Armed with a passion for creating experiences […]

NACME and big brands partner to bridge the STEM diversity gap in Silicon Valley

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. held a national summit in California this month to bring together thought leaders from multiple industries to discuss innovative ways to recruit, retain and promote diverse engineering and computer science talent. At the summit, “NACME: A Diversity Solution,” held Sept. 19-21 in San Francisco and Palo […]

General Motors supports STEM; sponsors youth Wakanda Design Challenge at CBC

General Motors (GM) is committed to creating opportunities in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and continues to open doors for today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators. GM and the John Hopkins University School of Medicine recently sponsored the second annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Revolt Youth Workshop and Wakanda Design […]