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Marking a significant milestone in its annual tradition, US Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine has revealed its 2024 Top Supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Engineering Schools list. Click here to see the full list.

This prestigious list highlights the organizations across the government, non-profit, and private sectors that have shown unmatched support and dedication to enhancing the educational landscape for engineering students at HBCUs.

This year’s list includes notable government and non-profit entities such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Security Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

These organizations have played pivotal roles in advancing educational programs, providing research opportunities, and fostering an environment conducive to the growth and success of future engineers from HBCUs.

In the corporate realm, industry giants like Lockheed Martin, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, The Boeing Company, Leidos, Northrop Grumman, and RTX have been instrumental in offering scholarships, internships, mentorships, and employment opportunities to HBCU engineering students. Their efforts underscore a collective commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.

The support from these leading organizations is not just significant, it’s pivotal in sustaining and expanding the educational and professional pathways for our HBCU engineering students,” emphasized Tyrone D. Taborn, publisher of USBE&IT magazine. “Their contributions, in the form of invaluable learning experiences, play a substantial role in shaping the future of engineering and technology.”

The recognition extends to other noteworthy supporters, including Amazon, Google, General Motors, Intel, and Micron, as well as research institutions and government agencies such as the Air Force Research Laboratory, the CIA, and the City of Baltimore.

The comprehensive support from these entities encompasses financial backing, research partnerships, and direct engagement with HBCU campuses, significantly enriching countless students’ educational and career prospects.

USBE&IT magazine remains steadfast in its commitment to championing the importance of HBCUs in fostering talent and innovation in the engineering domain, ensuring that the legacy of excellence and achievement at these institutions is duly recognized and celebrated.

Click here to see the full list

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