In The News

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Celebrating the accomplishments of and highlighting developments pertaining to AMIE partners and related organizations, here's what's in the news:

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!)

 

DeLoatch and Taborn

 

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.

 

AAMU-RISE Foundation

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The AAMU-RISE Foundation is the contracting entity for Alabama A&M University. Our business is research and development, which is critical to innovation because it is the investment in technology that enhances capabilities and transforms ideas into products, processes, and services. 

The AAMU-RISE Foundation is capable of serving as either a prime or subcontractor to manufacture products or provide innovative services that the U.S. government must have. In today’s fast-paced, dynamic environment, the government's urgent need to solve real-world, complex, problems demands the collaboration of diverse minds and resources. The AAMU-RISE Foundation is ready to collaborate.

To learn more visit AAMU-RISE Foundation.

 

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UNCF (the United Negro College Fund)  has released a new one-of-a-kind historically black college and university (HBCU) economic impact report titled, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

This landmark study changes the narrative about HBCUs and details how much HBCUs support and make a difference in local, state and national job creation and economic development.  Underwritten by the Citi Foundation and prepared by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, the UNCF report also includes HBCU-and state-specific data.

The UNCF HBCU economic impact study finds that America’s HBCUs inject billions of dollars in economic impact into the national economy.  Specifically, the UNCF study finds that: 

  • Total economic impact of HBCU spending in the United States is $14.8 billion annually; the equivalent to a ranking among the top 200 corporations on the Fortune 500 list.
  • Every dollar spent by an HBCU and its students generates $1.44 in initial and subsequent spending for the institution’s      local and regional economies; particularly significant as many HBCUs are in southern communities where overall economic growth has lagged.
  • HBCUs generate roughly 134,000 jobs annually for their local and regional economies, including on-campus and off-site jobs, equating to approximately 13 jobs created for each $1 million initially spent by HBCUs.
  • HBCU graduates, over 50,000 in 2014, can expect to earn $130 billion over their working lifetimes—an additional $927,000 per graduate or 56 percent more than they could expect to earn without their HBCU degrees or certificates.

The UNCF HBCU economic impact study, including its findings for 100 HBCUs in 19 States, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, can be accessed at:  UNCF.org/HBCUsMakeAmericaStrong.

Please help to spread this positive narrative about the nation’s HBCUs on social media using the hashtag #HBCUStrong

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