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Dr. Norman L. Fortenberry has been appointed as the new CEO of Great Minds in STEM, an organization that advocates for education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). (Photo courtesy of EngineeringCAS Liaison)

His passion for promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields has led him to take on this role, bringing over two decades of leadership experience to empower underrepresented communities in STEM. Dr. Fortenberry assumed the position on August 7.

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As CEO, Dr. Fortenberry aims to implement innovative initiatives that bridge the opportunity gap in STEM and expand the organization’s reach.

He plans to collaborate with stakeholders from academia, industry, and government to develop strategic partnerships and create programs that empower underrepresented individuals to thrive in STEM careers. With his leadership, GMiS will strengthen its position as a leading advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM.

GMiS is a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship, scholarships, and networking opportunities to students and professionals in STEM fields.

The organization promotes STEM education and careers in underserved communities, creating a robust pipeline of diverse talent to drive innovation and excellence.

The GMiS Conference, the organization’s flagship event, is a key focus, with upcoming conferences scheduled in Pasadena, California, and Fort Worth, Texas.

Fortenberry holds a Sc.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT and has held leadership positions throughout his career, including executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education and interim executive director of the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology. He is also the president-elect of the National Alliance for Partnership in Equity Education Foundation and treasurer of the Prometheus Consortium.

Dr. Fortenberry was recognized with the BEYA Dean’s Award in 2010 for his commitment to scientific and technical education programs and for inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. He was nominated by collegiate faculty and the nomination was reviewed by a selection panel of industry leaders, government, and academia.

The award was presented at the BEYA STEM Conference, which is hosted annually by Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Council of HBCU Engineering Deans, and Career Communications Group (CCG).

CCG is the publisher of US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine, and Women of Color magazine.

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