NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – On Friday, March 28, the College of Engineering at Tennessee State will host on-campus tours and lunch for more than 100 pre-college students attending the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 2014 National Conference. The conference is being held this week at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville.
The students, who are select members of NSBE’s Pre-College Initiative outreach program, will be exposed to possible career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
According to Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, dean of the College of Engineering, tour facilitators will emphasize some of the successes of the college since its inception in 1950, such as providing accredited world-class technical education to thousands of students, such as Dr. Jesse Russell, acknowledged as one of the fathers of today’s digital communications and cell phone technology.
Those facilitating the tour will include Dean Hargrove (615-320-5401), firstname.lastname@example.org); and the University’s student NSBE chapter, led by its president, Jonathan Clark (256-604-3056), email@example.com). The TSU Engineering Alumni Association (www.tsueaa.org) is supporting this event by providing transportation to TSU for the students, and also with an alumni panel presentation to the tour participants during lunch on Friday.
Inquiries about this event can be directed to TSUEAA President George L. Davis (818-645-3187); firstname.lastname@example.org).
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