Siemens PLM Software announced the company is ranked among Fortune 500 corporations and US government agencies in its support of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Engineering Schools in the US, according to a recent independent survey of the deans of those schools. This is the eighth consecutive year that Siemens PLM Software has been recognized by US Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) Magazine as a top supporter of historically black engineering schools in the U.S.
Career Communications Group, publisher of USBE&IT magazine, conducted the survey last month asking the deans of ABET-accredited HBCU engineering programs to list the 10 companies they feel contribute most to their schools’ institutional missions. The deans considered support for infrastructure modernization and enhancement, research, participation on advisory councils, faculty development opportunities, scholarships, student projects, stipends, co-ops and career opportunities.
The corporate-academic alliance Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) was also asked what companies provide the most support to HBCU engineering schools. In all, 46 private-sector companies and 32 government and nonprofit organizations were named as Top Supporters.
Siemens PLM Software has provided in-kind software grants with a list price of more than $1.4 billion to HBCU & HSCU (Historically Spanish Colleges and Universities) engineering schools, empowering these students with the same PLM tools used by leading manufacturers and technology companies to aggressively compete on the basis of time-to-market, product cost, quality and innovation.
Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM™ initiative leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than one million students yearly at nearly 10,500 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit www.siemens.com/partners/goplm.
Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG) is a leading talent management and career development company whose mission is to promote career and educational opportunities for minority and female professionals and students in engineering, technology, and science. CCG publishes US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine, Science Spectrum magazine, and CCG’s Women of Color Magazine, and is founder and presenter of three national events: the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference, the Science Spectrum Magazine Conference on Minorities in Research Science, and the National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference. CCG also is founder and national coordinator of three public awareness campaigns to increase minorities’ interest in technology: Black Family Technology Awareness Week, La Familia Technology Week, and the Native American Family Technology Journey.
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