Tuesday, November 29

NOMA Detroit Holiday Party 2011

NOMA Detroit Holiday Party
please join us as we celebrate the season
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Motor Bar - Second Floor off the Hotel Lobby
1114 Washington Boulevard 
Detroit, MI 48226

Free Admission + Complementary Hors D’oeuvers
Sponsored by Centric Design Studio (http://www.centricdesignstudio.com/)
Cash Bar and Cash Full Menu Available

NOMA Detroit is happy to announce that the Detroit chapter has been selected as the host of the 40th Annual National Organization of Minority Architects Conference in October 18-20, 2012 at The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel!!
Come out and Sign up for a Conference Planning Committee:
View the NOMA 2012 Conference video
50/ 50 Raffle
RSVP by Dec 9, 2011 to tbrown@hamilton-anderson.com

Monday, November 28

Battle of the Bricks Student Competition

Recognizing the need to build awareness within communities of color about the career and life opportunities possible in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Aaron Dworkin has founded the Battle of the Bricks competition for Black and Latino students. The competition challenges students eight to 17 to solve real world problems by creating unique designs out of LEGO(R) bricks.

The organization's website says with Battle of the Bricks (http://www.battlebricks.org), "we are working to launch the first-of-its-kind national competitive initiative incorporating engineering, design, architecture and other scientific principles for young Black and Hispanic students, which will showcase and cultivate the talents of the top young students who represent the future in the fields of science and math. Overall, we want to inspire and nurture curiosity and core scientific skill-sets in those who are most underrepresented in our country's science professions."

Dworkin also founded the successful Sphinx organization, which promotes participation in classical music among Blacks and Latinos. He is also a member of the National Council on the Arts and a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee

Back to the Bricks is sponsored by LEGO Education, Ford Motor Company, College for Creative Studies, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Students can apply to participate at https://battlebricks.myreviewroom.com/ through December 9, 2011.