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An FDA-approved glaucoma drug named bimatoprost may be the answer to many who have lost precious strands and can’t get their hair to grow, according to a recent research report that appeared online in the FASEB Journal and reported by Science Daily.
For the study, researchers conducted tests on human cells and one on the skin of mice. For the human cell tests, scientists applied bimatoprost on hair follicles grown in an organ culture as well as those directly from the human scalp. Researchers found that the bimatoprost stimulated hair growth. In the third test, scientists applied the drug to bald spots on mice and this also resulted in hair growth.
“We hope this study will lead to the development of a new therapy for balding which should improve the quality of life for many people with hair loss,” said Valerie Randall, a researcher from the University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom.
Scientists were excited about the findings because bimatoprost is approved for human use and has a positive safety profile. The drug is currently the active ingredient in Latisse, a popular topical medication used to regrow eyelash hair. Some doctors have already begun using bimatoprost on patients who requested treatments.
The bad news is, bimatoprost ain’t cheap. A news report stated that a tiny 3 ml bottle of the drug costs $120.00 and lasts just two to three weeks. What’s more, the drug still needs official studies so doctors can determine how to use it more effectively to treat patients fighting hair loss.
Hair growth can’t happen if you don’t have a healthy scalp. Click here to read more.
Essie Jewel Maclin was born on September 13, 1926 to the union of Roosevelt and Arminter (Morris) Maclin. The oldest girl and fourth born of eight, Essie was a natural competitor. She took pride in being able to contend with her brothers, while exemplifying the essence of a strong Black woman for her sisters.
She received her formal education at St. Matthew School in Stanton, TN.
Essie committed her life to Christ at St. Matthew Church in Stanton, TN at an early age. In the mid-1970s, after heeding the call of the Apostolic doctrine, she joined Mt. Zion Assembly Healing Temple in Milwaukee, Wis. where she dutifully worked to serve the Lord. She served a lead usher, was a member of the Zion Sisters and was a dedicated member of the pastor’s aide for over 20 years. She wholeheartedly believed in service and lived out the adage “whatever your hands find to do then you should do it.”
Essie Jewel Maclin was united in holy matrimony with David Lee Maclin on August 3, 1946 in Stanton, TN. For 35 years, David and Essie shared a strong bond of love and dedication, as evidenced through Essie’s devotion of caring for David until his death in 1981. A committed and dedicated couple to their six children, David and Essie strived for excellence. In fact, they relocated from Tennessee to Wisconsin in 1950 in pursuit for a better life for their growing family. The couple instilled the highest morals and values into their children, stressing education, superior work ethics, accountability and respect for self and others above all.
From her work as a domestic to her long 26-year career as an X-ray aide at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Essie, a natural leader and nurturer of others, took every experience and opportunity to help and encourage someone else. She truly lived her life with the power of love as her guiding force.
Essie cherished her children and grandchildren; they were her life. She enjoyed cooking for her family, shopping, watching wrestling and reading her Bible. With her sassy attitude and infectious smile, Essie used her wit to tell you “her” truth to help you see the light. She would always say “you can’t say I never told you.” Many people spent countless hours on her porch or sitting in her living room reaping Essie’s pearls of wisdom.
Surrounded by several grandchildren singing her favorite praise songs, Essie Jewel Maclin peacefully departed this life on February 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband David Lee Maclin; her son David E. Maclin; and grandson Terence D. Maclin; her parents, seven brothers and one sister.
She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Annie Louise (Conroy) Miskel; Paulette, Ronald, Victor (Lenora) Maclin and Jacqueline Cook; daughter-in-law Juanita Maclin; one sister Francis Helen (Clyde) Gee and brother-in-law Nathaniel Johnson. Carrying on her legacy are her beloved 34 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.
To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had for so many years.
I gave you all my love, you can only guess,
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love, each of you have shown.
But now it’s time that I traveled alone.
So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for awhile that we must part,
So keep the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me call and I will come.
Though you cannot see or touch me,
I’ll be near, and if you listen with your heart,
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone…
I’ll greet you with a smile and say“Welcome Home.”
Brentwood Church of Christ’s 3rd Annual Black Marriage Day event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at 6425 N.60th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The theme will be Marriage Changes Things.Evangelist Barry L. Gainey, minister,Hampton Ave. Church of Christ will provide an inspirational presentation and comedian Marlin Hill will be the featured entertainer. A dessert social will be held following the event. Black Marriage Day is a national observance that celebrates the value of marriage in the Black community.The event is open to the general public;including singles.Tickets are $15 per individual and$20 per couple, they can be purchased in advance or at the event.Please contact Thomas & Clarene Mitchell at 414-736-1546 for more information and tickets.
The 1650 depiction of the biblical figure’s spouse is among the first of its kind (The Root) — This image (which can be seen on page 5) is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
In an artistic period known for its overpowering assertion of religious orthodoxy, certain works stand out for their simplicity and frankness of presentation.
Jacob Jordaens, an associate of the greatest Flemish master of the 17th century, Peter Paul Rubens, certainly created his share of complex dogmatic statements. Occasionally, however, he felt compelled to make a more personal rendering of these public assertions of divine authority.
His modestly scaled painting of Moses and his Ethiopian Wife is a prime example of this other side of his work.
The stone tablet held by the patriarchal figure in the painting makes his identification as Moses clear enough, but the relationship between him and the black woman standing some distance behind has not been so easy to interpret.
Modern scholarship has now convincingly identified her as the Ethiopian wife of Moses.
Because the wife of Moses rarely appears in art, the long process of recovery of her identity is understandable.
Jordaens had no clear iconographical tradition to draw from when he depicted the wife of Moses as black.
The conflation of remarkable qualities possessed by the Ethiopian wife: Her royal status, race and distant origins led to her association with other great women associated with blackness in the Bible — notably the queen of Sheba and the bride in the Song of Songs.
In Christian interpretation (particularly Origen), these women symbolized the establishment of Ecclesia, the Church of the Gentiles, fulfilling the prophecy in Psalm 67 (Latin Vulgate version): “Ethiopia shall soon stretch forth her hands to God.”
In Christian typology, Moses becomes Christ, his wife the church. Implicit in this representation as well is the notion of racial and social equality.
The noble race of Moses’ wife was also being stressed by others when Jordaens was painting her image. Alonso de Sandoval, a Jesuit priest who sought not only the spiritual conversion of blacks to Christianity but also their freedom from slavery, included her in a compendium of pious Ethiopian Christians published in 1627.
The modest format and recondite theme of Moses and His Ethiopian Wife are ideally suited for private meditation.
Jordaens most likely painted this picture as a personal spiritual exercise, either for himself or for someone with whose inner life he was well-acquainted.
Race, religion and art thus come together in a way informed by the intimacy of individual contemplation.
In this most personal of means, the image of the Ethiopian wife entered the European consciousness.
For further reading: Elizabeth McGrath, “Jacob Jordaens and Moses’ Ethiopian Wife,” in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol. 70 (2007): 247-85.
Want to know the secrets to getting a toned, trim body in record time (such as the top treadmill tips)? Here are a few tips from the top fitness experts!
1. Tone Up on the Treadmill
“Save time at the gym with this 10-minute cardio/sculpt session: Hop on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound dumbbell in each hand, and set the speed to a brisk walk. Do a one-minute set each of shoulder presses, biceps curls, triceps extensions, side laterals, front laterals and standing triceps kickbacks one after another as you walk. It’s an amazing upper-body challenge that also gets your heart pumping. Do this series two or three times each week. As you improve, work up to doing four-minute sets.”
–Michael George, trainer and owner of Integrated Motivational Fitness in Los Angeles
2. Power Up Your Runs
“Adding wall sits to the end of every run will strengthen your quads, hamstrings and glutes, improving your speed and endurance. Lean against a wall with your feet shoulder-width apart, then squat until your knees are bent at 45 degrees. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds; work up to doing 10 sets. Add a challenge by including heel raises: Lift your left heel, then the right, then lift both together twice.”
–Mindy Solkin, owner and head coach of the Running Center, New York City
3. Chart Your Progress
“Stay motivated using a fitness report card. Jot down these subjects: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility and Attitude. Set goals (for example, doing 10 “boy” push-ups) and grade yourself A through F at least four times a year. When you see how much you improve, you’ll want to stay in great shape.”
–Ken Alan, Los Angeles–based personal trainer
4. Try This All-In-One Toner
“A side-step squat with wood chop works your arms, torso, abs, back, legs, inner thighs and butt. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a three- to four-pound medicine ball in your hands. Bend your arms up so that the ball is at eye level over your right shoulder. As you bring the ball toward your left knee, step out with your left leg and bend it no further than 90 degrees, keeping your right leg straight. Return to the starting position. Do 10 to 15 reps and repeat on the other leg.”
–David Kirsch, trainer and author of The Ultimate New York Body Plan (McGraw-Hill, 2004)
5. Break Out the Shovel
“Why pay someone to clear snow from your driveway? Besides burning nearly 400 calories per hour, shoveling snow develops muscular endurance and power. But be safe: Minimize the amount of snow on each shovelful, and bend from your knees and hips, not your back.”
–Tom Seabourne, Ph.D., exercise physiologist and sports psychologist at Northeast TexasCommunity College in Mount Pleasant, Texas
6. Work Out During Your Workday
“Sit on a stability ball to strengthen your core, and keep dumbbells or exercise tubing at your desk. Squeeze in 12 to 15 reps of exercises like dumbbell curls, overhead presses and ab crunches; aim for two or three sets of each. This gives you more free time to fit in fun workouts like biking or tennis.”
–Gregory Florez, personal trainer and CEO of Salt Lake City — based FitAdvisor.com
7. Take This Jump-Rope Challenge
“The best cardio workout is the jump-rope double-turn maneuver. It’s intense: You’ll burn about 26 calories per minute! Do a basic jump for five minutes, then jump twice as high and turn the rope twice as fast so it passes under your feet twice before you land. This takes timing, patience and power. But you’ll get in great shape just by working at it.”
–Michael Olajide Jr., former number one world middleweight contender and cofounder/trainer at Aerospace High Performance Center in New York City
8. Give Yourself a Break
“You don’t have to be a fitness saint to get results. Follow the 80/20 plan: Eighty percent of the year, you’ll exercise regularly and eat well. Know that you’ll slip 20 percent of the time due to holidays and work deadlines. When you accept that fitness isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition, you’re more likely to stick with it for life.”
–Maureen Wilson, owner/personal trainer/instructor, Sweat Co. Studios, Vancouver, B.C.
9. Get a Jump on Weight Loss
“Add plyometric box jumps to your workout to improve your cardiovascular stamina and leg strength — you’ll really sculpt your hamstrings, quads and glutes. Find a sturdy box that’;s at least one foot high [like a Plyo Box, $139.95; 888-556-7464; performbetter.com]. Starting from a standing position, explosively jump to the middle of the box, then jump back down. Repeat 20 times.”
10. Don’t Skimp on Carbs
“Your body needs them to fuel a workout, so reach for fruit or high-fiber crackers an hour beforehand. If you’e exercising for 90 minutes or longer, include some protein so that the carbs break down more slowly, giving you longer-lasting energy. Your best bets: low-fat cheese and crackers, trail mix or half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”
–Cindy Sherwin, R.D., personal trainer at the Gym in New York City
11. Maximize Your Crunches
“Don’t relax your abs as you lower your chest away from your knees during a crunch — you get only half the ab-toning benefit! To get the firmest abs possible, you need to sustain the contraction on the way down.”
–Steve Ilg, founder of Wholistic Fitness Personal Training and author of Total Body Transformation (Hyperion, 2004)
12. Intensify Your Push-Up
“Squat-thrust push-ups get you in great shape because they work your upper body, core and lower body and improve agility, strength and endurance all at once. From a standing position, bend down, put your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart, and jump your feet back into plank position. If you’re strong, cross your ankles; otherwise, jump your feet wide apart. Do a push-up, then jump your feet together or uncross your ankles. Jump your feet back to your hands and stand up. Do eight reps total, rest for one minute, and repeat.”
–Keli Roberts, Los Angeles — based trainer
13. Paddle Your Way to Flatter Abs
“Go kayaking to get a taut stomach — it’s ideal because much of your rowing power comes from your core. Mimic the motion and resistance of the water at home by looping an exercise band around the bottom of a table leg or other fixed object. Sit on the floor with legs extended, knees slightly bent; grasp one end of the band in each hand. Rotate your torso to one side as you bring the elbow back slightly, then switch sides. Do three sets of one to three minutes each.”
–Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., associate professor of health, physical education and recreation at Southwest Missouri State University
14. Make Over Your Running Routine
“Unless you’re training for a marathon, skip long, slow, distance running — sprinting builds more muscle. Add a few 10- to 60-second sprints to your run, slowing down just long enough to catch your breath between them.”
–Stephen Holt, 2003 ACE Personal Trainer of the Year
15. Super-Sculpt Your Butt
“Get great glutes by targeting the muscles and connective tissues buried deep in your body. To hit them, do high-intensity squats, such as jump squats. Then, blast off butt flab with cross-country skiing, bleacher running and stair climbing.”
The average salary of a church pastor varies greatly according to the geographical area and size of the congregation. Paying the preacher a fair salary allows him to care for church members without worrying about making a living elsewhere.
As a rule, the pastor’s salary should be close to the average income of the parish’s members. Another way of gauging a fair salary might be to pay him wages that are comparable to what the principal of the local high school earns, according to My-Pastor.com.
Many churches offer a parsonage, or home, for their pastor to live in. A minister does not usually pay rent or utilities for this home. The costs of maintenance and homeowner’s insurance are also covered by the congregation.
Churches that offer a parsonage for their pastor can consider this expense when determining the amount of his salary.
In addition to the pastor’s salary, many congregations give him an allowance for expenses such as gas, vehicle maintenance or cell phones.
Travel expenses relating to attending seminars, visiting shut-ins or members in the hospital or nursing home are typically allowed by most churches. A pastor might also claim expenses relating to continuing education at a local mission or seminary.
Activist Angela Davis attends Black Girls Rock! 2011 at the Paradise Theater on October 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)
by Courtney Garcia
Many words describe Angela Davis – radical, intellectual, Communist, feminist, rebel, scholar, revolutionary– but the story of her life can be defined by one: justice.
As a civil rights activist and prison abolitionist, Davis has spent decades fighting for a fair society, and in the process, circumventing the systematic prejudices she so fervently denounces. In the new documentaryFree Angela and All Political Prisoners, filmmaker Shola Lynch explores the moment 41 years ago that Davis became an international political icon, a woman both exalted and vilified as she fought for the right to assert her beliefs, her speech and consequently her liberty.
“In the landscape of that period, when you think about political figures, when you think about mass media figures, there are very few examples, if any, of strong women,” Lynch tells theGrio. “Let alone strong black women.”
The movie centers on Davis’ implication in a courthouse murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy effort on August 7, 1970 in Marin County, California, the trial that ensued thereafter and Davis’ eventual acquittal. Though only 26 years old at the time, it was the culmination of a riotous period in Davis’ life, where she had already been labeled a terrorist by the government, and fired from her job as a professor at UCLA.
“Angela Davis is associated with [the Black Panthers] and she stands up for her rights and her beliefs,” Lynch explains. “It starts with UCLA and standing up for her job. It went against the school policy and the law, I’m pretty sure, for the school to try and fire her for being a Communist…That’s what democracy is all about, that we have freedom of speech, and academic freedom, within the context of the university, to discuss ideas that may or may not be popular. So, the idea that she was standing up for her rights unequivocally is very attractive.”
After receiving death threats for her socialist ties, Davis was linked to George Jackson, a Panther and member of the Soledad Brothers trio, when a gun she’d purchased for defense was used during his courthouse ambush. Several people were killed, and Davis was indicted for her connection to the crime. She went into hiding following the incident, becoming the third woman ever to appear on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, and was eventually captured and detained without bail as she went on trial.
Lynch spent eight years researching Davis’ story and bringing the film project to fruition. It serves as a recounting of a significant moment in Davis’ life that would influence her future work, and inspire a faction of constituents backing her cause.
“When I started [making the film], it was post 9-11, and there was all this talk about what was a terrorist, and who was a terrorist,” the filmmakers recalls. “What attracted me about this story was that this was a way of discussing it without having the raw emotion of discussing 9-11…It also resonates in the present with prisoners’ rights…In the 70’s, [Davis] was starting to articulate a prisoners’ rights kind of activism that was very new at the time. Talking about prisoners – young men, primarily black and Latino – that had been caught up in petty crimes and now been in prison for extended periods of time.”
“She wanted to call them political prisoners,” Lynch continues. “There were a lot of people on the political side of protesting, and revolution and anti-war that had real discomfort with that because it’s like, ‘Well these people are criminals.’ And so the whole George Jackson story really relates to the situation with prisoners’ rights today, and the increasing prisoner industrial complex.”
As the film shows, Davis became aware of what she felt were discriminatory and inhumane practices infiltrating the criminal justice system during her own detainment. These experiences would provide a framework for her later theories on abolition democracy, camouflaged racism, penal servitude and the extension of slavery through incarceration.
Furthermore, it was this period in Davis’ life that would inspire her organization, Critical Resistance, a crusade to replace prisons with social institutions that remedy conditions dooming many men and women to a life behind bars.
“Her relationship with George Jackson and the Soledad brothers is what started it, and then her own incarceration – those two experiences are pivotal to the direction that her life takes after that,” Lynch observes. “She’s about justice issues, and for her they’re all intertwined. You can’t talk about one justice issue without another… Free Angela is a way to narrow that, and to give Angela a fair trial. That really was the point of the movement.”
The film pulls together images, letters and video clips from Davis’ supporters around the world at the time of her trial, all of whom rallied together for her liberation. Those advocates included Nina Simone, who visited Davis in prison; Aretha Franklin, who offered to pay her bond; John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who wrote a song in her honor; and the countless men, women and children of all ages and races who organized a movement demanding her release. Lynch additionally interviews Davis and her family, her lawyers and old friends, as well as those countering her struggle to fill in details of the historical outline.
Not surprisingly, Davis’ involvement took convincing.
“Her attitude was skeptical,” Lynch remembers. “She doesn’t seem like the kind of person that revisits the past. She’s not living in the past, believe it or not. People have ideas of her from the past, but she lives in the present. She’s a retired professor now; she’s an activist speaking all over the world about, ironically, the same kinds of issues that ‘got her in trouble’ in the 70’s. So, it just took a moment to get her attention.”
Lynch also points to the fact that, from Davis’ point of view, the story was limited. Thus, the documentary was a way for the activist to revisit her narrative from several vantages.
Lynch adds, “There was all this stuff going on around her, whether it’s the government, whether it’s her old lawyers, whether it’s the protests and the Free Angela movement – she never experienced it. She was the beneficiary.”
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 to critical praise, and opens at select theaters in the U.S. on April 5. It was executive-produced by Overbrook Entertainment partners Will Smith, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Roc Nation, and is being distributed by Codeblack Films and Lionsgate. In addition to its focus on Davis’ exoneration, the production also touches on issues of American civil liberties, gun violence, and the dynamism of a cause célèbre. Though decades past, many of the concerns addressed in the movie still resonate in today’s sociopolitical climate, particularly relating to the national debate on gun control.
“What I couldn’t have anticipated is the amount of gun violence that’s happened in the last few years with lone gun people walking into certain situations, either for political reasons or personal reasons, and initiating a similar kind of gun battle or massacre that happened on August 7,” Lynch admits. “I don’t think there’s any correlation in the sense that this was such a political period…People were motivated by the idea that the revolution was right around the corner, and so it’s not so individualistic. It’s not about crazy, deranged people, but there is a question of guns and how to control them, and how law enforcement responds.”
Nevertheless, the movie, as Lynch notes, is not about the Second Amendment, but primarily the First, and Davis’ momentous, ongoing journey in defending it.
“She doesn’t hesitate,” Lynch remarks. “Just seeing her set that example, seeing her make those choices – to stand up – they are really powerful.”
by Associated Press
Charleston, W.Va. — Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series “A Different World,” has died.
Tonia McDonald of Myers’ nonprofit, Global Business Incubation Inc., said Myers died Tuesday night at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia. She said he was 77. McDonald said Wednesday that Myers had been in and out of the hospital since before Christmas and collapsed recently. An autopsy was planned.
A native of Chesapeake, W.Va., Myers had returned to the state and lived in the Charleston area.
His TV credits included “NYPD Blue,” “E.R.,” “The Cosby Show,” “Touched by an Angel,” and more. He also appeared in a number of films, including “Tin Cup,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Wedding Planner” and more.
“A Different World” ran from 1987-93 and originally starred Lisa Bonet from “Cosby” fame. Myers said he owed his introduction to Hollywood to Bill Cosby.
UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell is flanked by Philanthropist Michael Cudahy (to Lovell’s right) and Vice Chancellor Joan Prince (to Lovell’s left) and surrounded by participants in the UWM STEM “boot camp” for entrepreneurs.
Daniel Monge, a senior in physics, used a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) “boot camp” as an opportunity to fine-tune a personal statement and work on leadership skills. Eric Vang, a senior in biology, saw it as a chance to network and start planning ahead for research opportunities.
Monge, Vang and others taking part in a winter course were among 20 students who recently had a chance to use the facilities of the university’s Cozzens and Cudahy Research Center, a wooded retreat on Milwaukee’s northwest side.
The two-story building, donated to UWM by entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael J. Cudahy, once served as the “think tank” for Marquette Electronics, a medical device company founded by Cudahy and Warren Cozzens.
One of the university’s uses for the building will be as a center for students to work with researchers from UWM and local corporations, as well as to discover and explore STEM careers, according to Joan Prince, vice chancellor for global inclusion and engagement. A special emphasis will be placed on recruitment of students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the STEM fields, she noted.
The boot camp, held Jan. 7-18, was sponsored by UWM and the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) to prepare the 20 students involved for opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and internships locally as well as nationally.
A visit from the founder
Michael J. Cudahy stopped by one morning during the boot camp to visit with students, answer questions, talk a little bit about how he got started in business, relate the history of the building and offer advice on building careers in the STEM fields.
In addition to hard work, research and development were critical to the success of Marquette Electronics, which focused on electronic medical equipment, he explained.
Many of the company’s products grew from ideas born in the Cozzens and Cudahy center. “I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic,” Cudahy confessed as he looked around the room.
Also visiting was UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, who noted that the U.S. has a great need for graduates in the STEM fields, and that universities need to encourage and nurture more students to explore careers in these areas. “If we just wait for students to appear, we are never going to have enough students in the pipeline.”
“This will be a place of STEM innovation for the STEM pipeline,” said Prince. “It will be a place for hands-on learning, tutoring and mentoring for high-school and undergraduate college students.
“These students will be taught by graduate STEM students and UWM STEM faculty. In turn, our undergraduate and graduate students will be mentored by faculty and researchers from the corporate community.”
For Tommy Lloyd, a first-year student in civil engineering, the boot camp was a chance to find out more about what researchers and engineers in the STEM fields actually do on the job.
“The STEM boot camp helped me find great opportunities at the entry level,” says Jason Martinez, an actuarial science major. “It’s generated a pathway to higher-level research.”