2008 - Volume 7, Issue 1
Savannah State University

Black Heritage

Remembering Leaders

Engineers Week

Math & Science - USG

S&E Indicators

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!

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Please visit the following site for Savannah Black Heritage Festival schedule.


Some Great African-American Leaders

Frederick Douglass

W. E. B. Du Bois

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Malcolm X

Rosa Parks

Thurgood Marshall

Sojourner Truth

Daniel Hale Williams

Ralph Bunche

Mary McLeod Bethune

Booker T. Washington

Paul Robeson


USG Working to Ramp Up Math/Science education and production of Math/Science Teachers

The 19 teacher-preparation institutions in the University System of Georgia (USG) produced a total of three high-school physics teachers in 2006, and University System officials are not satisfied with this low number. The Board of Regents today heard details of an action plan to increase the numbers of both students pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and teachers prepared to teach courses in these fields in the public schools.

“The University System is graduating so few students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that Georgia is in danger of not having what it takes to compete in today’s world economy,” said Dr. Carl Patton, president of Georgia State University. Patton, along with Dr. Jan Kettlewell, associate vice chancellor for P-16 initiatives, presented the regents with a report on the USG Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Presidents’ Initiative.

The University System of Georgia awarded just over 1,400 bachelor-of-science degrees in engineering during Fiscal Year 2006. According to the University of California at Berkeley, the United States and Europe combined produce only 170,000 undergraduate engineering degrees annually, compared to China and India, which together produce close to a million.

In partnership with Gov. Sonny Perdue, the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the University System of Georgia will, through STEM, pursue a number of strategies divided into three interconnected categories:

- increasing the number of K-12 students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- increasing the number of college students who pursue the STEM disciplines
- increasing the number and quality of teachers prepared in science and mathematics

(USG Website http://www.usg.edu/news/2007/061307.phtml)

Some Highlights from
"Science & Engineering Indicators- 2008" - NSF

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University News

Jeff Delaney has joined as Chief Information Officer (CIO), a newly created position at SSU. Reporting directly to President Yarbrough, he will be responsible for providing leadership to the University in all areas related to information technology.

Quotable Quotes ......!

"To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave." - Frederick Douglass

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.  

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today" - Malcolm X

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