The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) recently announced that Center for Engineering Education and Diversity (CEED) at the Georgia Institute for Technology has received the 2016 NAMEPA Recruitment Program Award. CEED will be recognized at the 37th Annual NAMEPA National Conference in West Lafayette, IN on October 1st – 4th, 2016.
Under the leadership of Assistant Dean and Director, Felicia Benton-Johnson, CEED impacts more than 3,000 potential Georgia Tech students as well as over 36% of the College of Engineering student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate). CEED collaborates with other Georgia Tech offices and student organizations as well as alumni, national organizations, corporations, the K-12 community, and other universities to create and support a diversified engineering workforce.
CEED participates in a variety of programs to recruit underrepresented minorities into engineering at Tech. These include the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), the National GEM Consortium, and the Sloan Foundation.
NAMEPA is a national network of educators and representatives from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander students earning degrees in engineering. NAMEPA promotes the professional development of its members and serves as an advocate for and resource to those programs and organizations that seek to recruit, educate, and employ diverse engineering talent.