Nissan: Nissan donates additional $250,000 to Mississippi HBCU STEM programs

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

CANTON, Miss. – Nissan has done a $250,000 investment in 7 Mississippi historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to support science, technology, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) programs.

With this contribution, Nissan has invested scarcely $2 million in internal HBCUs given a Canton trickery non-stop in 2003 – with some-more than half destined toward STEM-specific curriculums. The association recently was famous by US Black Engineer Information Technology Magazine as a 2018 Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Schools.

The donations were presented to Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Hinds Community College – Utica Campus, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College. Resources supposing to any establishment will be used to foster a operation of STEM-related programs and departments, including practical sciences, engineering, math, and mechanism and information science. 

“Our continued joining to HBCUs, privately in a areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is critical to fostering a minds of a subsequent George Washington Carver or Mae Jemison,” pronounced Jeffrey Webster, director, Diversity and Inclusion, Nissan North America, Inc. “These institutions have implemented proven practices to support students in STEM fields, and we are unapproachable to assistance make their students’ career dreams a reality.”

A 2016 news from a National Science Foundation showed that HBCUs make adult 21 of a tip 50 institutions for educating African-American graduates who go on to accept their doctorates in scholarship and engineering. And while HBCUs make adult only 3% of colleges and universities, they furnish 27 percent of African-American students with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.

Ayanna Lynn, a polite engineering master’s tyro during Jackson State University, and routine operative during Nissan Canton said, “I am beholden and unapproachable to work for a association that supports HBCUs. The association is entirely committed to their success.”

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Lloryn Love-Carter
Nissan Corporate Communications


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