We are losing Black talent in engineering, and this summer’s affirmative action ruling dealt a further blow to that already dwindling pipeline. A fast-moving dynamic profession needs equally agile educational preparation.
At The Wade Institute of Technology (WIT), we have a solution. Who are we? A new Palo Alto-based engineering college focused on mitigating the acute underrepresentation of African Americans and students of African descent in STEM professions through scholarships and unique educational programs.
We’re seeking applicants for our Master’s in Engineering Management, a 24-month, tuition-free program for Black students with undergraduate degrees in a STEM discipline OR in the liberal arts. This unique program provides background in core engineering areas as well as leadership principles for those who want broad-based management and leadership positions rather than technologist roles. Program and application details can be found here.
As an institution dedicated to providing an education that combines rigorous academic study with the excitement of experiential discovery, we are also proud to provide a small and close-knit community where Black students can be themselves, know they’re valued, and supported in learning from their mistakes and from each other.
I thank you in advance for helping us democratize and diversify higher education and professional opportunities by sharing this program information within your community.