3:00PM – 3:30PM EST - Opening Session
3:30PM – 7:00PM EST - "Meet the Scholars" Virtual Career Fair
The symposium will reinforce NACME’s strategic mission to lead impactful change in the under-representation of minority communities in engineering and computer science. NACME is dedicated to driving innovative pathways in which every student, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status is provided with what they need to participate in the global workforce.
Since 1974, NACME scholarship programs have helped thousands of students and contributed to a more diverse STEM workforce. Working with partner institutions we continue to lead the way in offering financial support to pursue engineering and computer science undergraduate degrees awarded to African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
This year we have curated a program that will bring together corporate and university communities to discuss creating an immediate action plan for talent development within engineering and computer science.
To this end, the event we will kick-off with a panel of University Presidents starting at 9:45AM EST who successfully matriculated through the engineering pathway and now serve as the strategic leads for the future of engineering and computer science education. The Symposium will conclude with a virtual town hall, where a select group of leading corporations, universities, government agencies, and non-profit organizations will add their voice to guide our path forward.
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., will feature a keynote speaker, “Call to Action” and virtual town hall on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:45AM EST to propose that a select group of leading corporations, Universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations come together to focus financial and human resources on a set of related programs with metric based results. We understand that we are all passionate about our work. Each entity has unique missions, foci, and subject matter expertise, and should continue to implement and support their best practice programs. However, we know passion alone is not enough to ensure success; we need to match our passion for systemic change with a need to measure our progress.
The Time is Now to create a national metric-based effort that we can all support from our different vantage points. An effort driven by specific goals and emphasizes the importance of data assessment and continuous improvement.