Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) is a coalition of corporations, government agencies and the Engineering Schools at the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). AMIE's primary purpose is to facilitate partnerships between corporations and/or government agencies and one or more of the HBCU engineering programs.

AMIE's commitment to fostering partnerships that attract, develop, recruit and graduate minorities in engineering has been its ongoing focus since its inception. AMIE's future success will be achieved through developing partnerships with organizations like yours.

For more information on joining AMIE please contact our Executive Director, Veronica Nelson, at (301) 275-8067 or via email at [email protected].


About Our Executive Director


Veronica L. Nelson

Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineeing (AMIE)Executive Director


Veronica Nelson is the Executive Director of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE).  AMIE is a coalition of corporations, government agencies and the fifteen (15) ABET accredited Engineering Schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).  She leads AMIE as it develops strategies to expand corporate, government and academic partnerships to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place minority students in engineering careers and increase diversity in the engineering workforce.


Veronica has over 18 years of experience in process engineering developing Automated Assembly Processes and over 9 years of experience in Engineering Management and Human Resources managing Career Pathways Programs, Diversity Recruiting, Professional Development Rotation Programs, Interns/Co-op Programs and University Relations & Recruiting at Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Veronica served as 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 STEM.


Veronica 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 GEM Consortium Fellowship and was the first female to obtain her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University.


Veronica is the proud mother of two sons who have followed her passion and are pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University and North Carolina A&T State University.

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