ExxonMobil Impact Award



What is the ExxonMobil Impact Award?

 

The National Society of Black Engineers in partnership with the ExxonMobil Corporation announces the ExxonMobil NSBE Impact Award to recognize university programs focused on retaining minority engineering students. The ExxonMobil NSBE Impact Award, funded by a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation, will acknowledge universities that have developed innovative and successful retention programs targeting African American, Hispanic American and American Indian students pursuing degrees in engineering. According to an analysis presented by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, the retention rate for minorities in engineering programs is under 40 percent, compared to slightly more than 60 percent for non-minorities. Three universities will be awarded $10,000 each in January 2013 to support their efforts and provide recognition to encourage other universities to duplicate or develop their own retention programs.

The purpose of the ExxonMobil/NSBE Impact award is to address to the problem of retention among underrepresented minorities in the field of engineering. Thus, success in this endeavor would be an increase in the number of engineers being produced by American colleges and universities overall, and underrepresented minorities in particular.Read more.

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Deadline to apply for the Impact Award is November 15, 2012

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