You are cordially invited to attend the 2020 Virtual Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Annual Conference, an innovative and interactive virtual experience that will bring together the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), students, engineering professionals and leaders from top corporations and government agencies.

Date: September 9 – 10, 2020

Though virtual for the first time, the Annual Conference will again feature prominent speakers and inspiring panel discussions focused on “A New Decade: Discovering the Possibilities through Research and Sustained Partnerships”

Why attend?

  • Interact with ALL of the Deans of the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Schools of Engineering
  • Learn first-hand about the world-class engineering expertise being developed and leveraged at HBCUs
  • Learn about the unprecedented research capabilities of the ABET accredited engineering programs at HBCUs
  • Learn and/or share best practices for partnering with engineering schools while networking with leaders from Industry, Higher Education and Government Agencies
  • Learn how to maximize your organization’s ROI on Diversity Investment via Public / Private partnerships


Support AMIE in providing scholarships to deserving students pursuing Engineering and Computer Science degrees from the (15) HBCU Schools of Engineering. The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying an already challenging economic situation for many of our students.  100% of the funds will go directly to support these students.   


Featured Panel Discussions:

"The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education, Government and Corporate America"

Panelists will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Institutions, Industry, and Government Agencies and share "Best Practices" and "Lessons Learned".


"Succeeding Together:  Strengthening Public/Private/Government Partnerships in the Current Environment"

This panel discussion will connect you with thought leaders who see a diversified workforce as an essential business need.  Panelists will share "Best Practices" and discuss the value of developing sustainable partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering.


"A New Decade of Possibilities: A Discussion on Innovative Research and Beyond"

Panelists will showcase innovative research performed within their respective Corporations, Government Agencies, and Institutions and discuss future possibilities to create Research Partnerships.


"HBCU Dean's Roundtable Discussion - Deans' Perspectives on the Shared Role of Universities AND Corporations in Influencing the Trajectory of Our Young Engineers"
The Council of HBCU Engineering Deans will discuss their perspectives on the shared role of Universities and Corporations in influencing the trajectory of young engineers. The Deans will also share their perspectives on students' internship experiences over the last few years and the effects the experiences have on highly capable students' decisions to practice engineering or not.


"Rising Above COVID-19: Striving, Arriving and Thriving"

Students are learning to revector and reinvent themselves, strive to do their best despite challenges arrive at a higher place than they ever thought they would be and thrive despite it all.  A panel of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering will share their experiences and how they
were able to rise above COVID-19.

By attending this event, I grant permission to Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) and their agents and assigns to use and publish, in any form including social media platforms, all photographs (including but not limited to stills and slides), video footage and digital images taken at the 2020 AMIE Annual Conference.  I waive my right to the use and ownership of said photographs, video footage, and digital images for the above-stated purposes.