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New Partners for Diversity and Outreach

Top educators from Howard University in Washington DC and Norfolk University in Virginia met recently at GLOBE headquarters to sign on as partners of the Program to commemorate Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

"There are several reasons that Howard University is pleased to be part of the GLOBE Program: using the environment to get students to be interested in math, science and engineering is one part of it. We also see it as assisting in teaching young people to be good citizens, and it is a way to reach out to the community," said Dr. James Johnson, Dean of Howard's College of Engineering.

"GLOBE also sensitizes us, makes us aware that it's time to take care of Mother Earth the way she takes care of us," Dr. Johnson added.

Dr. Jean Braxton, Norfolk University's Dean of the School of Education and Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, Associate Professor of Physics of Norfolk also signed a partnership agreement with GLOBE.

"Being part of GLOBE will allow Norfolk State University to continue its mission of enhancing the teaching of science to all learners," Dr. Chaudhury said.

Dr. D. James Baker, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) led the official federal delegation. Also attending were Dr. Bob Ford, Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Diola Bagayoko, Professor of Physics, both of Southern University at Baton Rouge-also a GLOBE Program partner, and GLOBE Program Director Tom Pyke.

27 September 2000