CNS contributes to UT’s College of Engineering Diversity Program

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 5:30pm

Earlier this year Consolidated Nuclear Security Vice President of Mission Engineering Mike Beck presented a check to The University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering’s Diversity Program. Dr. Wayne Davis, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Travis Griffin, Director of UT’s Office of Diversity Programs for the College of Engineering, received the $2500 contribution. The funding will assist the Diversity Program as it strives to increase the pool of underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

One of the program’s goals is to double the number of degrees awarded to these students over a five-year period. “CNS is pleased to partner with UT’s Office of Diversity in this effort," Beck said.

CNS Y-12 employs a large number of engineers and UT provides excellent recruiting opportunities. “CNS desires to have our employees serve as role models and mentors through this program,” Y-12’s UT Liaison Director Debbie Reed said. Members of the CNS management team also participate as guest lecturers in classrooms and at special events.

“This allows CNS to assist UT in academic preparation and exposure to career possibilities in the area of engineering to pre-college students. This, in turn, increases the potential pool of qualified students seeking employment after graduation,” Reed said.

UT’s Office of Diversity Programs for the College of Engineering also focuses on areas of recruitment, retention, and workforce/graduate school development. CNS Y-12’s investment shows students that CNS is dedicated to the education community and shows fUTure employment opportunities through site visits and corporate networking opportunities.