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The Black and Latino Men at Tandon (BLMT) committee seeks to identify and support meaningful connections that empower Black and Latino men to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Encouraging students to think and act boldly, while facilitating connections to help them fully realize their potential as rising scholars and emergent STEM professionals, must be evident throughout the engagement of Black and Latino men. The BLMT committee endeavors to make this approach present in the design of initiatives aimed at supporting Black and Latino men during their academic journey. Realizing this charge will require an equally ambitious institutional agenda, one that is designed to position the School of Engineering as one of the leading producers of Black and Latino STEM scholars and industry professionals.
First-person narratives can be a powerful way of connecting the goals of our Black and Latino men to their professional aspirations. Explore the stories of our recent alumni as they reflect on their academic career and discuss life after Tandon.
We understand the critical importance of closing the distance between our students and established STEM professionals. Providing opportunities for our Black and Latino men to interact with industry professionals, in both an informal and formal setting, is key to establishing meaningful connections that can aid in the achievement of their goals. Explore our structured mentoring programs and casual networking opportunities:
Developing professional skills that complement the academic pursuits of our Black and Latino men is critical to their successful transition from being a student to an industry professional or STEM scholar. The Tandon School of Engineering, along with the broader NYU community, sponsors and promotes a variety of social and academic opportunities that prepares our students to be the global leaders of tomorrow.
The Diversity Internship & Career Preparation Program (DICP)
NYU Social Sector Leaders of Color (SSLD)
Populating the Pipeline
Inspiring our next generation of STEM scholars and industry professionals is critical to the BLMT committee's goal of increasing the presence of Black and Latino men at Tandon. Creating sustained partnerships with our K-12 counterparts will help us to make sure our Black and Latino boys not only view the STEM field as a viable academic option, but are also in a position to successfully complete the rigorous coursework.
The BLMT committee invites local middle schools to Tandon each semester, allowing their students to experience college life and explore what it means to pursue a STEM major. Structured as a day-long campus visit, these engagement opportunities include:
- Meet and greet with Tandon's enrollment management team
- Lab tours and facilitated talks with faculty
- Panel discussions with Black and Latino men currently attending Tandon
- Networking opportunities with Black and Latino STEM professionals
- Guided tour of the NYU Tandon MakerSpace