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Kimberly Bryant: Accomplished Electrical Engineer and Founder of Black Girls Code

February 18, 2020
This profile on Kimberly Bryant, an electrical engineer and founder of Black Girls Code, is the ninth post in a month-long series of profiles on Black STEM innovators in honor of Black History Month. Today’s post also celebrates Engineers’ Week, by focusing on Bryant. 

Construction safety management technology trends

February 19, 2020
Technology has had a huge impact on construction safety. Trends in construction safety management may change from year to year, but focus continues to be on proper training through use of new technologies.

Do's and Don'ts of the Career Fair on March 6

February 17, 2020
During a job interview, many people know not to announce their main job as a psychic and insist on reading the palm of the interviewer, sing responses to questions, bring a pet bird in their shirt, or feel the interviewer's chest for a heartbeat to "connect heart to heart." Unfortunately, some interviewees have actually done these, and many more, unexpected and unappealing actions resulting in the loss of a career opportunity and possible connection.

How e-commerce retailers are managing cybersecurity

February 17, 2020
With e-commerce, cybersecurity may take a back seat to the customer experience. But with more and more shoppers online, customers expect a level of security, leading e-commerce retailers to prioritize cybersecurity efforts.

Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D.: the first black female transplant surgeon in the U.S.

February 14, 2020
This profile on Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D. is the eight post in a month-long series of profiles on Black STEM innovators in honor of Black History Month. Today’s post also celebrates National Organ Donor Day, by focusing on Dr. Scantlebury, the first black female transplant surgeon in the U.S.

Rufus P. Turner: An Early Expert and Proponent of the Radio, the U.S.’s Widest Reaching Medium

February 13, 2020
This profile on Rufus Paul Turner is the seventh post in a month-long series of profiles on Black STEM innovators in honor of Black History Month. Today’s post also celebrates World Radio Day, by focusing on Turner, an author, professor, and radio engineering expert.

The Capitol Commitment: Undergraduate Students Will Find a Job Post-graduation

February 12, 2020
​​​​​​​The Capitol Commitment is a valuable agreement made between each undergraduate student at Capitol and the University. Students are expected to meet certain criteria to retain the Commitment which guarantees they receive a job after graduation. One such requirement is that students attend each Capitol Career Fair, the next of which is Friday, March 6, 2020. To ensure students are prepared for and succeed during the Career Fair which often leads to job or internship opportunities, Capitol will publish a series of Do’s and Don’ts leading up to the event.

Angela Benton: Entrepreneur and Advocate for Opportunities for All

February 13, 2020
This profile on Angela Benton is the sixth post in a month-long series of profiles on Black STEM innovators in honor of Black History Month. Check back each weekday to read a new profile, the next of which celebrates World Radio Day by focusing on Rufus P. Turner, a radio engineering expert.

Mark Dean: Co-inventor of the Personal Computer

February 11, 2020
Many important inventions were made so long ago in the past that they are taken for granted such as paper in the second century, vaccines in 1796, and refrigeration in the 1850s, to name a few1. With these and many other pivotal inventions as part of human’s normal day, the internet may be the modern equivalent of these life-changing inventions. But how did we get to the internet? We started with the personal computer.

Mechatronics engineering careers in aerospace

February 10, 2020
Mechatronics engineering careers are associated with automation, creating a misconception jobs are only available in certain industries. But, with their varied skills mechatronics engineers get jobs in every industry, including aerospace.