Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference founders, DeLoatch and Taborn to receive 2019 NSB Public Service Award (the first African Americans to receive this honor!)
The National Science Board (NSB, Board) is pleased to announce that Eugene DeLoatch and Tyrone Taborn will jointly receive the 2019 NSB Public Service Award. This esteemed award honors exemplary service in promoting public understanding of science and engineering.
DeLoatch is professor and dean emeritus at Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University and Taborn is publisher and chief executive officer of Career Communications Group, Inc. Together, they are being recognized for founding the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference and for their dedication to enhancing scientific and engineering literacy in minority communities.
Read the full article about this historic honor here: DeLoatch and Taborn to receive 2019 NSB Public Service Award.
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Welcome to AMIE...
AMIE (Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate, government, and academic alliances to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers.
The outcome of an initiative by Abbott Laboratories in 1992, AMIE represents a coalition of industry and government agencies, and the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering, who see a diversified workforce as a competitive advantage and an essential business strategy. AMIE acts as…
- A catalyst that forges Industry-Government/Academia partnerships that support programs to advance minorities interest in engineering.
- A promoter and encourager to minority students to pursue engineering careers.
- A facilitator for the recruitment of minority students (coops, interns, graduates, etc.) at member organizations.
- An avenue for members to exchange “Best Practices” and solutions for the development of a diversified engineering workforce.
- An enabler for the creation of Engineering Research/Technology transfer agreements
AMIE HBCU Partners in the News
Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) primary purpose is to facilitate partnerships between corporations and/or government agencies and one or more of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) engineering programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers. Our (15) HBCU Partner Institutions represent less than 3% of all the Engineering Schools in the country, yet they produce over 30% of all African American engineers in the United States. Approximately one-third of African American graduates in Science and Engineering are also produce by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). One quarter of PhD recipients in Science and Engineering received their undergraduate degree from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Our (15) HBCU Partner Institutions are a rich resource pool for minority engineering talent. I would like to share a few stories about three (3) of our HBCU Partners. Thank you for your continued support of AMIE and our HBCU Partner Engineering Schools. ---Veronica Nelson, AMIE's Executive Director
Meet our new Executive Director, Veronica Nelson!
Veronica’s career of more than two decades is steeped in the engineering management and university/diversity recruitment sectors and she has held leadership roles in both corporate and non-profit areas. She comes to us having served most recently as Senior Associate in Talent Acquisition for Booz Allen Hamilton. She also has a deep commitment to enhancing the STEM Pipeline, HBCUs, and Family.
Nelson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Robotics from Howard University. She received the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship and was the first female to obtain her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University.
Veronica has over 20 years of experience in engineering and engineering management including the development of the first Automated Surface Mount Assembly Line in Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Mission Systems Sector. She has over 7 years of experience in Human Resources managing Career Pathways Programs, Diversity Recruiting, New Graduate Professional Development Rotation Programs, Interns/Co-op Programs and University Relations & Recruiting at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Veronica recently served as a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton responsible for developing, managing and implementing firm-wide Strategies for University and Diversity Recruiting.
Veronica was awarded the 2007 Women of Color in Technology Award for Educational Leadership – Corporate Promotion of Education and the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Educational Leadership – Promotion of Higher Education for her passion and dedication to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). She currently serves on multiple Engineering Industry Advisory Boards and Technical Advisory Boards focused on increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Pipeline and enhancing Engineering Education.
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