While workers in the engineering technology (ET) field play an important role in supporting U.S. technical infrastructure and the country’s capacity for innovation, there is little awareness of ET as a field of study or category of employment in the U.S.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $294,500 grant to support a pilot program sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The project will be implemented by the 50K Coalition, a 40-organization collaborative formed by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, NSBE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.

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