Secretary King to Address HBCU Partnerships in STEM Conference at Tuskegee University

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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will deliver remarks at the HBCU Partnerships in STEM Summit, as a part of the Advancing Minorities' Interests in Engineering (AMIE) conference Thursday at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Secretary King will meet with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) presidents, industry executives, members of AMIE, and Tuskegee students to discuss the progress being made to increase the number of minority students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Additionally, he will discuss the role the federal government plays as a partner in this effort.

The conference is sponsored by AMIE and the summit by U.S. Departments of Education and Energy along with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to spotlight the great achievement of HBCUs in producing more STEM graduates with diverse backgrounds.
The Obama Administration has prioritized expanding opportunity for more students to enroll and succeed in college in order to build a strong economy and a strong middle class.

AMIE is the premier organization that develops industry, government and university partnerships to achieve diversity in the engineering workforce.