Nissan: Nissan continues joining to 6 Mississippi historically black colleges and universities

Posted on 07. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

CANTON, Miss. – Today Nissan announced a concession of $250,000 to 6 internal Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to foster science, record engineering and arithmetic (STEM) initiatives during any propagandize to enthuse and rise talent. To date, Nissan has invested some-more than $1 million in internal HBCUs – half of that supports STEM-specific curriculums.

“Mississippi’s HBCUs are tough during work any day building and delivering a curriculum and practice that will figure today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders,” pronounced U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS).  “I praise Nissan’s continued joining to a students, a universities and a communities.”

At Nissan’s Canton Assembly Plant, Rep. Thompson and Nissan executives presented member from Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College with resources to support their programs.

“These 6 institutions have heading educational programs and offer their students profitable experiential learning. Nissan is unapproachable to serve a joining to these HBCUs with an additional $250,000 extend this year,” pronounced Jeffrey Webster, Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Resources supposing to any establishment will be used to foster a operation of STEM-related programs and departments, including practical sciences, engineering, math, mechanism and information scholarship and many more.

The concession of $250,000 builds on a success of Nissan Canton’s ongoing partnership with a HBCUs.

  • In Mar 2013, Nissan donated dual robots to Alcorn State University’s Advanced Technologies Program, that gave students first-hand knowledge with a kind of record used in production facilities.
  • With a 2015 HBCU donation, Tougaloo College was means to squeeze a chief captivating inflection spectrometer and make improvements to dual STEM laboratories.
  • Mississippi Valley State University purchased high-tech program and apparatus to ready their students for success in STEM careers.

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