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Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering

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Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE)

Our Purpose

Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate and government alliances with the (16) ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering and computer science careers.

The (16) ABET accredited HBCU Schools of Engineering produce over 30% of the African American engineers in the United States while representing less than 3% of the Engineering Universities. They produce a rich pipeline of untapped diverse talent.

AMIE Commitment

As a coalition of Industry, Government Agencies, and ABET accredited HBCU Engineering Schools, AMIE is committed to:

  • • Promoting and encouraging minority students to pursue engineering degrees
  • • Increasing resources at HBCUs including scholarships, technical projects, curriculum development, grants/contracts and personal/professional development
  • • Facilitating the recruitment of HBCU engineering co-op, interns and graduates to member organizations
  • • Providing a forum for member organizations to exchange ideas on “Best Practices” and “Issues” related to developing a diverse engineering workforce
  • •Facilitating the forging of Engineering Research and Technology Transfer Partnerships between the AMIE HBCU’s and the AMIE coalition non-academic members

Our Mission: 

The mission of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) is to be a catalyst that forges Industry/Government/Academic partnerships that support programs to advance minorities interest in engineering.

Our Vision:

AMIE is the premier organization that develops industry, government and university partnerships to achieve diversity in the engineering workforce.

AMIE DESIGN CHALLENGE

The Objective of the Design Challenge:

AMIE Strategic Programs

AMIE’s strategic programs and initiatives help to drive AMIE’s mission at the
HBCU Schools of Engineering in collaboration with our government and industry partners.

The AMIE Brochure is a tool to introduce AMIE and the HBCU Schools of Engineering.  It provides an overview of AMIE and insights into the capabilities of the (16) ABET Accredited HBCU Schools of Engineering.

Upcoming Events

2024 AMIE Annual Conference

Hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, September 15th - Tuesday, September 17th

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE AN INNOVATIVE AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE AS WE BRING TOGETHER THE COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING DEANS OF THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCU), STUDENTS, ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS AND LEADERS FROM TOP CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

Past Events

2024 AMIE Design Challenge

THIS AMIE SIGNATURE PROGRAM DEMONSTRATES THE VALUE OF THE AMIE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AND SHOWCASES THE INNOVATIVE AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE OF THE STUDENTS FROM THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING.​ THIS YEAR’S DESIGN CHALLENGE FOCUSED ON ALGORITHMIC BIAS/AI BIAS. TEAMS SELECTED AN INDUSTRY/SOLUTION AREA TO IDENTIFY THE RISKS OF AI BIAS AND HOW IT MAY NEGATIVELY AFFECT SPECIFIC POPULATIONS. BASED ON THE RISKS IDENTIFIED, TEAMS PROPOSED SOLUTIONS THAT COULD BE UTILIZED INDUSTRY-WIDE TO MITIGATE/ELIMINATE THE IDENTIFIED BIASES. THE PROBLEM STATEMENTS AND SOLUTIONS FOCUSED ON THE RISK OF AI BIAS IN CRITICAL AREAS/PROCESSES SUCH AS COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, INCLUSIVITY IN MAKEUP TONES, SKIN CANCER DIAGNOSES/DETECTION, CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM JUDGEMENTS, BIOSTATISTICS DATASETS, LOAN APPROVAL PROCESS, FINANCIAL SERVICES/LENDING PRACTICES, AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE COMPUTER VISION SYSTEMS, MEDICAL CARE/HEALTHCARE, FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEMS, AI CLASSROOM COACHING AND MENTAL HEALTH.

30th Anniversary and AMIE Annual Conference

ADVANCING MINORITIES' INTEREST IN ENGINEERING (AMIE) HOSTED ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC. THE AMIE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE WAS AN INNOVATIVE AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ACHIEVING DIVERSITY IN ENGINEERING THROUGH SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS. THE AMIE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE BROUGHT TOGETHER THE PAST AND PRESENT COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING DEANS OF THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING, STUDENTS, ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS AND LEADERS FROM TOP CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND FEATURED PROMINENT SPEAKERS AND INSPIRING PANEL DISCUSSIONS.

In the News

Celebrating the accomplishments of and highlighting developments
pertaining to AMIE partners and HBCU Schools of Engineering, here’s what’s in the news.

AMIE HEADQUARTERS​

5200 Perring Parkway Baltimore, Maryland 21251

301-275-8067

executive_director@amiepartnerships.org

VERONICA L. NELSON

admin@amiepartnerships.org

AVALYN PACE

    5200 Perring Parkway Baltimore, Maryland 21251 executive_director@amiepartnerships.org 301-275-8067