Nissan: Nissan receives "Chairman’s Award" from National Society of Black Engineers

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc., perceived a Chairman’s Award during a 42nd annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) gathering in Boston.

Each year, a NSBE recognizes companies on a NSBE Board of Corporate Affiliates for superb support and poignant contributions to a goals and accomplishments of NSBE and a members.

 “We’re vehement to respect Nissan with a Chairman’s Award,” pronounced Karl W. Reid, NSBE’s Executive Director. “Through a partnership with a NBSE, Nissan has demonstrated a joining to a goal to boost a series of culturally obliged Black Engineers who surpass academically, attain professionally and definitely impact a community.”

Nissan is a pivotal believer of a Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) programs in Chicago, Atlanta and Jackson, Mississippi. The program, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals, is designed to be a fun and enchanting educational experience. SEEK is a three-week summer module for facile and center propagandize students covering math and scholarship principles, problem solving, product growth and group activities. Each week campers take on a new plan culminating with a presentation, pattern foe and earthy competitions.

“We are shamed to accept this prestigious endowment from a NSBE,” pronounced Jeffrey Webster, Nissan’s Director of Diversity Inclusion. “Nissan understands a need to ready today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities, and is unapproachable to support a SEEK module in building a subsequent era of different engineers.”

Knowing that African Americans are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, Nissan partners with groups such as a NSBE to inspire minority students to pursue a STEM education. In 2015, Nissan donated $250,000 to 6 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in a Southeast to assistance support a schools’ STEM initiatives, including programs that are designed to rise destiny engineers, programmers and scientists. Other STEM-focused programs Nissan supports embody Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International’s A World in Motion, League of United Latin American Citizen’s (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) and DigiGirlz.

In February, as partial of their Black History Month celebration, Nissan hosted a 100 Black Men Resume Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. This module provides internal high propagandize juniors and seniors a event to build their resume and learn talk skills by a mentorship of internal business leaders, including Nissan executives.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in history.

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