Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering

Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Partnership Model

Challenge

Despite the efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing STEM degrees, we still have a shortfall of students pursing and completing STEM degrees.  It is critical to develop strategic partnerships that attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers.

Actions

Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate, government, and academic alliances to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers.

AMIE represents a coalition of industry, government agencies and the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering who see a diversified workforce as an essential business need.  AMIE's coalition provides a holistic opportunity to influence and access talent, educators and businesses in promoting minority student pursuit of engineering and achieving greater diversity in the engineering workforce.

AMIE is committed to:

  • Promoting and encouraging minority students to pursue engineering degrees
  • Facilitating the recruitment of minority students for coop, intern and full-time opportunities at member organizations
  • Providing a forum for member organizations to exchange “Best Practices” and “Solutions” for the development of a diverse engineering workforce
  • Facilitating the forging of Engineering Research and Technology Transfer Partnership between the AMIE HBCUs and AMIE members

Outcomes

AMIE’s partnership model assures the STEM Pipeline has diverse and exceptional talent for industry and government agencies who seek diverse perspectives in their workforce.  AMIE also provides direct access to almost a third of graduating minority engineers annually. 

 

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