2007 - Volume 6, Issue 1
Savannah State University

Cancer Disparities

In the Spotlight ..

Black Heritage


S&E Highlights

Engineers' Week

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!

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On the initiative of Dr. Babajide Familoni, Dean of the College of Sciences & Technology (COST), the COST and CBETA (Coastal Business & Education Technology Alliance) hosted a meeting of experts and community activists from southeast Georgia to discuss issues relating to cancer disparities.

Inaugurated by Dr. Familoni, the Colloquium was moderated by the following:
Dr. Charlie Hardy, Dean, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, and
Dr. Herbert Hoover, St. Joseph's/ Candler Hospital

The following served as panelists:
Dr. Jim Repella, Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance, Memorial Health
Ms. Denise Ballard, Director, Disparities center for the Southwest georgia Cancer Coalition
Dr. Barry Eckert, Dean, College of Health Professions, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Ms. Martina Davis-Correia, Executive Director, National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer Coalition
Dr. Gerald Ledlow, Director, jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, georgia Southern University
Mr. Freddie Patrick, President, Eastside Concerned Citizens Inc.
Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer, Executive Director, Community HealthCare center

Thanking all the participants and looking forward to continued cooperation in this area, Dr. Babajide Familoni said:
"The Cancer Disparities Colloquium was a resounding success. I was astounded at the breadth and depth of quality work that is ongoing in Savannah area in cancer treatment, research, and community advocacy.

I am grateful to the panelists for working hard in preparing and presenting what turned out to be one riveting delivery after another. It is a shame that such excellent work has been well kept for so long. I am hoping we can work together to create that tide that will lift all boats in this community."





Targeted Individual Giving for Educational Resources

T.I.G.E.R. Anniversary Celebration (9th Year)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

This year's event will include a parade, free gifts, awards, and some laughter too!

Mark your calendar!

If you have not already contributed or if you want to contribute more, please contact Larion M. Williams, Vice President for Institutional Advancement (Tel: 356-2286) or Ms. Tiffany M. Walter, Coordinator for Donor Relations & Annual Funds (Tel: 692-4587) as soon as possible.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Highlights of NSF's "Science and Engineering Indicators, 2006"
(Source: National Science Foundation - http://www.nsf.org)

S&E bachelor's degrees have constituted about one-third of all baccalaureate degrees awarded for more than 20 years.

  • S&E bachelor's degrees made up 32% of all bachelor's degrees awarded in 1983 and in 2002, fluctuating between 30% and 34% in the intervening years.
  • Bachelor's degrees in the natural sciences (physical, life, environmental, and computer sciences, and mathematics) are about 12%, engineering baccalaureates are about 5%, and social/behavioral science baccalaureates are about 15% of all baccalaureates awarded.
  • Percentages of all bachelor's degrees earned in the natural sciences, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences have fluctuated very narrowly over the past 20 years, but with an increase in the percentage of bachelor's degrees in psychology (from 4% to 6%) and a decrease in the percentage in engineering (from 7% to 5%).

Women earned more than half of all bachelor's degrees and S&E bachelor's degrees in 2002, but major variations persist among fields.

  • Women earned more than half of the degrees awarded in psychology (78%), biological/agricultural sciences (59%), and social sciences (55%), and almost half (47%) in mathematics.
  • However, women received 21% of bachelors degrees awarded in engineering, 27% in computer sciences, and 43% in physical sciences.

Underrepresented minorities (blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives) do not enroll in or complete college at the same rate as whites. However, among those who do earn bachelor's degrees, similar percentages of underrepresented minorities and whites earn their degrees in S&E.

  • The percentages of blacks and Hispanics ages 25 to 29 in 2003 who completed bachelor's or higher degrees were 18% and 10%, respectively, compared with 34% for whites.
  • Among high school graduates, the percentages of blacks and Hispanics ages 25 to 29 in 2000 who had completed bachelor's or higher degrees stood at 21% and 15%, respectively, compared with 36% for whites.
  • About one-third of all bachelor's degrees earned by every racial/ethnic group, except Asians/Pacific Islanders, are in S&E. Asians/Pacific Islanders, as a group, earn almost half of their bachelor's degrees in S&E.

Worldwide, a number of countries are expanding doctoral S&E education.

  • About 78% of S&E doctorates worldwide were earned outside the United States.
  • The numbers of natural sciences and engineering (NS&E) doctoral degrees awarded in China, South Korea, and Japan have continued to rise.
  • In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the numbers of NS&E doctoral degrees leveled off or declined in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

(Source: National Science Foundation - http://www.nsf.org)


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University News
Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP)

"Planning for Success in a Global Market"

Contact: Ms. Keenya Mosley, COBA, Tel: 912 356-2836

Quotable Quotes ......!

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." - Epictetus

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks." - Charlotte Bronte  

"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own." - Ben Sweetland

This monthly e-Bulletin, ‘SciTech’, will provide you with the latest information about the College of Sciences and Technology of Savannah State University. It will also include selected highlights from the world of Sciences and Technology.

Please send your comments/contributions to next e-Bulletin to jay or Berenice Scott before 15th of each month.

Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 20019, Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912 356 2349
Fax: 912 356 2432
Email: familoni@savannahstate.edu