Siemens Named Top Supporter Of HBCU-Accredited Engineering Programs

May 19, 2011
Commitment to empowering future generations of engineers is key to recognition.

Siemens PLM Software, a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, announced the company is ranked among Fortune 500 corporations and United States government agencies in its support of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Engineering Schools in the U.S., according to a recent independent survey of the deans of those schools.

This is the ninth consecutive year that Siemens PLM Software has been recognized by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) Magazine as a top supporter of historically black engineering schools in the United States.

Career Communications Group, publisher of USBE&IT magazine, conducted the survey last month asking the deans of 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, 62 private-sector companies and 45 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 $1.6 billion to HBCU & HSCU (Historically Spanish Colleges and Universities) engineering schools.

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