[bfsa] College instructor creates web site .......

Brenda Scarborough bmscarborough at ysu.edu
Wed Apr 4 09:40:33 EDT 2007

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>From the desk of William Blake, Director Student Diversity Programs

rwrobin1 at hotmail.com writes: 

College Instructor Creates Web Site to Make Science Cool for Young 
Blacks Jackie Johnson, an instructor at Wake Technical Community 
College in North Carolina, has developed a new education Web site with 
the goal of making science "cool" for African-American kids. Her Mop 
Top, the Hip-Hop Scientist Web site profiles several notable black 
scientists from the past as well as the present day. An interactive lab 
allows visitors to click on particular objects in a room, such as a 
laptop computer, the human brain, or an airplane, and be linked to a 
site that explains how they work. 

In order to provide a role model for budding young women scientists, 
Mop Top has a female sidekick named Lollipop. Johnson hopes that 
teachers of black students in public schools across the nation will use 
the Web site to encourage African Americans to become interested in 
careers in science. 

Source: _http://www.jbhe.http://www.http://www.jhttp://www._ 
(http://www.jbhe.com/latest/index032907.html#moptop) . 
Consider sharing this with others in your sphere of influence that may 
be interested in exposing young Black students to the world of Math, 
Science, and Engineering.

Please share as appropriate!

Brenda Scarborough, LMTA II
Maag Library/Information Services
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza 
Youngstown OH 44555-0001
T:(330)941-3126 F:(330)941-3734 
E:bmscarborough at ysu.edu

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