2016 is promising for Nissan, with winning the Best Car in the 2-row SUV segment and now receiving the Chairman Award at the 42nd Annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) convention in Boston. Once a year, the NSBE recognizes a company from the NSBE board of Corporate Affiliates for its outstanding contribution and unending support to the accomplishments and goals of the NSBE and its members.
NSBE’s Executive Director, Karl W. Reid said that the members decided unanimously that for 2016, the rightful recipient is Nissan as a token of appreciation for its commitment to the NBSE vision to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, make a positive impact on the country and succeed professionally.
Nissan has never failed to support the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) programs held in Atlanta, Chicago and Jackson, Mississippi. The program is curated by NSBE and led by technical professionals and engineering students and is aimed at being a fun, engaging educational experience for children.
The program caters to elementary and middle school children and is for duration of three weeks. Topics covered in the SEEK program include science, math, product development, problem solving and team activities.
Commenting on the award, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion said that the company is aware of the African American students being underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Supporting SEEK camps comes as an initiative to encourage minority students to pursue and excel in STEM fields.
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