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Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria
  • Where: Connect113, 113 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Suite 100 (Below Red Barn Mercantile))
  • Date: February 18, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm–1:30pm
  • Have you felt perplexed by starting a blog. To many it can be seen as a possible waste of valuable time. Trust me it is not!

    This energetic workshop conducted by DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo, will help you clear up any apprehensions about the world of blogging and make positive steps toward using one of the most profound internet platforms today.

    What will be covered:

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Breast Screening and Treatment in an Evolving Health Care Landscape

This story comes to us from Tim Kopper:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance will host a luncheon on Capitol Hill at noon on February 17, 2011 to examine the state of breast health care and the future of women’s access to life-saving early detection and prevention services.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming To DC

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming To DC

This story comes to us from Judith Keyserling:

After a five-plus year hiatus, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) will return to the stage in Washington, DC when its Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble (DTH Ensemble) performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, March 25 at 8pm. Presented by The Laurel Fund for the performing arts, founder/president Elvi Moore, the 12-member troupe, with pianist, will also conduct lecture demonstrations and a master class during its visit to Washington. Established in 2004 from leading participants in Dance Theatre of Harlem School’s Professional Training Program, DTH Ensemble began touring nationally under a “Dance for America” banner in 2009, and since then the Ensemble has toured to more than 35 cities in 26 states, performing for more than 65,000 patrons, drawing positive notices from critics and audiences for its vibrant, energetic presentations of ballet for the 21st century.