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Contact: Mario Boone
ATLANTA (May 1, 2017) The Dual Degree Engineering Program at Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant to host a summer STEM program for exceptional high school students. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) through the Minority Serving Institution Partnerships Program (MSIPP) sponsors this grant. Adjunct professor and program manager at CAU, Veda L. Chandler, J.D., will lead the summer initiative.
The students participating in this two-week residential program are from the High School STEM Institute. It’s designed to help youth experience the possibilities of careers in various STEM fields, with a strong emphasis on additive manufacturing. The goal is to promote energy science and engineering, and multi-disciplinary education and research among high school students, according to Chandler.
Oak Ridge National Lab will support the mission by providing their expertise and training in the field of throughput in additive manufacturing. In an effort to make it a comprehensive experience, there will be seamless interdepartmental collaboration between CAU’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development and cyber security faculty.
The MSIPP showcases advanced manufacturing to regional high school students. MSIPP was conceived at the Department of Energy to build a sustainable pipeline from HBCUs to industry. One of the goals of MSIPP is to enhance the role of minorities in the future workforce at national labs and sites.
CAU’s Dual Degree Engineering Program is a five-year program, which allows students to earn a degree from Clark Atlanta and a degree from any of the 12 partner engineering institutions. Majors include aerospace engineering, agricultural and biomedical engineering, among others. Students pursuing engineering degrees at CAU are eligible to receive several merit-based scholarships, and must complete a rigorous academic schedule as part of the program. To learn more visit CAU.edu.Category: Administration