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HBCUs and Tech Leaders are Joining Forces to Increase Tech Opportunities for Black Students

Words by Megan Amrich
Blog

Black Americans make up 12 percent of the total U.S. population yet hold only 7 percent of tech industry jobs. The numbers in higher-level roles are even more staggering: Four percent of tech managers and less than 2 percent of C-suite tech executives are Black, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

First-ever Tech Conference for HBCUs to Expand Access to Tech Careers

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News Highlights:

  • More than 100 HBCUs across the U.S. can gain latest insights into digital transformation to help meet their needs for the future of education.
  • As part of a ‘Bot A Thon’ competition for HBCU students, top finalists will have the opportunity to interview for internship positions at HP and Microsoft.
  • Notable speakers include Dallas Martin of Asylum Records and executive vice president of Atlantic Records; Lanre Gaba, executive vice president of Urban A&R at Atlantic Records who has advanced women in music, including Cardi B and Lizzo; and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
  • 5th annual HP-HBCU Business Challenge continues to drive a diverse pipeline in tech. Previous challenges attracted over 380 students from 46 HBCUs and select participants later became full-time employees or interns at HP.
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News Highlights:

  • More than 100 HBCUs across the U.S. can gain latest insights into digital transformation to help meet their needs for the future of education.
  • As part of a ‘Bot A Thon’ competition for HBCU students, top finalists will have the opportunity to interview for internship positions at HP and Microsoft.
  • Notable speakers include Dallas Martin of Asylum Records and executive vice president of Atlantic Records; Lanre Gaba, executive vice president of Urban A&R at Atlantic Records who has advanced women in music, including Cardi B and Lizzo; and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
  • 5th annual HP-HBCU Business Challenge continues to drive a diverse pipeline in tech. Previous challenges attracted over 380 students from 46 HBCUs and select participants later became full-time employees or interns at HP.

Techquity: Unlocking Economic Opportunity By Removing The Digital Divide

by Shelley Zalis
Article

Between last December and March 2021, there was a steady decline in the unemployment rate for white workers, from 6% in December to 5.4% in March. While Black men saw their rate drop moderately from 9.9% to 9.6%, Black women actually experienced an increase in unemployment from 8.4% in December to 8.7% in March. 

Change Agent Alex Amouyel: “There is no lone innovator”

The executive director of MIT Solve is cracking the code by bringing together brilliant minds and scalable resources to tackle the world's biggest challenges.
Blog

By Ariel Foxman

How best to meet the most urgent challenges of a global community beset by inequity, injustice, and indifference? Imagine if that lofty mission were your actual day job. Alexandra Amouyel, executive director of MIT Solve, an initiative that connects tech entrepreneurs around the world with partners, funding, and resources, doesn’t have to imagine. Each year, the initiative invites anyone, from anywhere, to propose practical, scalable solutions to a select series of Solve’s hot-topic challenges.

The New Wave of Tech Gear Made With Ocean-Bound Plastics

HP shows what a circular, system-wide approach to recovering and reusing plastic can achieve in their products and in their overall footprint.
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By Christina Nunez

We see it in our neighborhoods, at the beach, and in the news: discarded plastic keeps turning up where it doesn’t belong. The problem can seem overwhelming, given that an estimated 11 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year —  a figure that could triple by 2040.

HP Inc.'s Commitment to Gender Parity, Driving DE&I

Written by Buffy Naylor
Article

In May, HP Inc. announced a series of goals intended to drive a more diverse, equitable and inclusive technology industry. This included a pledge to achieve gender parity in leadership by 2030.

The announcement came as part of HP’s Sustainable Impact strategy. The strategy focuses on creating a positive, lasting impact on the planet, HP’s people and the communities where they live, work and do business.

Think Globally, Act Locally: This Mom's Fight for Digital Equity is a Lesson For Us All

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“I’m not supposed to be here,” says Tanesha Grant, founder of Parents Supporting Parents NYC, a nonprofit aiming to help New York City kids bridge the digital divide. “I was supposed to be that left-behind child, a foster child, but I’m here, lifting my voice and lending my experience with school as a Black woman in this country.”

Print My Ride: How 3D Technology Is Keeping Vehicles on the Road and Out of the Scrapyard

Additive manufacturing is reviving older vehicles and reducing waste, with 3D-printed spare parts that may be even better than the originals.
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The automaker Nissan stopped making the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R in 1994, but the performance sports car is still beloved by enthusiasts in Japan and beyond. Earlier this year, Nissan announced that it would start using HP Jet Fusion 3D printers to create a much-needed spare part for the R32 Skyline GT-R — a plastic harness protector. Customers were thrilled.

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