Math with EEEs, Inc. Newsletter 2019
On behalf of the Math with EEEs, Inc. Board, thank you for attending the 2019 STEM Dinner!
This is the 50th year anniversary of the historic U.S. Moonwalk led by Astronaut Neil Armstrong. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.” Recently, African-Americans have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to the historic and successful leap for mankind.
Education is vital in order to compete in the 21stcentury global economy. There is a decrease in the number of students entering college to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math needed for today’s global economy. There is a need to inspire more students to aspire for academic excellence in the STEM fields.
The need for African-American students entering STEM fields is greater than ever! Not only do more African-American students need to be inspired to aspire, they need the opportunity to showcase their STEM brilliance. I believe this year’s scholarship recipients have the tenacity and leadership skills to be leaders in the 21stcentury NASA program as well as other areas of society. I believe the contributions of Katherine Coleman Goble, Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Mae Jemison, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Ronald McNair can and will inspire students to reach for the moon! Thanks to your time, talent, and treasure, our community and the United States of America will continue to produce future STEM leaders.
Congratulations to scholarship recipients and their families: Justin Abram (University of Illinois – Champaign, Chemical &Biomolecular Engineering), Jordan Lawton (Morehouse College, Civil Engineering), Ventricle Bobo, (University of Illinois-Champaign, Agricultural Engineering),Denae Galloway, (Purdue University, Engineering),and Kaitlyn Johnson,(IndianaUniversity – Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering & Mathematics).
Thank you scholarship sponsors: MYSI, Barry Williams, Melody Birmingham-Byrd, Dr, Evonne Blakey, Toleda Hart. Thank you, Michael Selvie, Edward Jones Financial Advisor for sponsoring A.C.T. registration for 8 high school students and Charles Boyd, Legal Shield Executive Director for Sponsoring the Winter Break Chew & Chat Parent/Student College Workshop and four college entrance application fees.
Again, thanks to you, these recipients will have the opportunity to begin their collegiate journey, continue their journey, make an impact on society, and give back to their community! We look forward to the recipients and their families supporting next year’s scholarship recipients.
A special thank you to the Village of Glenwood, Glenwood Junior Woman’s Club, and Glenwood Lions Club for supporting our community and endeavor!
Deborah Birmingham, M.Ed., M.A.
President & CEO
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Math with EEES Newsletter: August 2017
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, MATH WITH EEES INC. STEM SCHOLARSHIP DINNER celebrated Excellence in Education and Community Service by awarding 8 recipients $1,000 scholarships toward their college study in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
STEM professionals, Erica Douglas, Founder & CEO, mSEED GROUP and Jesse Reynolds, ComEd Consultant & Owner of SPEC-TEC applauded scholarship recipients for taking the STEM challenge and inspired them to reach for their dreams and remember to give back to the community. Melody Birmingham-Byrd, President, Duke Energy Indiana reminded students, "as you continue your education, and later pursue your professional career, STEM-based education will provide you a strong foundation, providing the tools, knowledge, and the skills needed for your success. Your relentless pursuit of EXCELLENCE will help you strengthen that foundation and further sharpen those tools, and optimize the knowledge & skills that you’ve acquired. And lastly, the SERVICE and support you provide back to your COMMUNITY will allow you to help others begin building their own foundation."
MATH WITH EEES INC. is a non-profit organization that provides education and scholarship opportunities for Chicago and Chicagoland South Suburban area African-American students interested in pursuing a career within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. www.mathwitheeesinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out photos from the dinner in our Photo Gallery!