Black and Latino Men at Tandon Committee | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Black and Latino Men at Tandon Committee

Explore the priorities established by the BLMT committee and the Tandon community members facilitating their progress.


Brooklyn bridge at night

Our Priorities

The Black and Latino Men at Tandon (BLMT) initiative exists as a part of the capacity building efforts to make Tandon a more diverse and inclusive place, where students across various social identities feel like they belong and can thrive. More specifically, this initiative seeks to create an academic environment that supports the self-actualization of Black and Latino men and promotes their sustained presence in STEM. In pursuit of these goals, several priorities have been established for the current academic year, ushered forward by the BLMT committee:

  • Develop the visual identity for the initiative and establish its online presence
  • Conduct archival research to bring forward the achievements of our Black and Latino alumni
  • Host focus group sessions with current students to better understand their experiences at Tandon
  • Explore efforts made by peer institutions to increase the academic engagement of Black and Latino men in STEM
  • Expand existing K-12 operations to include programs and events specifically designed for Black and Latino men
  • Sponsor mentoring events to increase the opportunities for current students to interact with our Black and Latino alumni
  • Host graduate school information sessions aimed at increasing the number of Black and Latino applicants to Tandon's programs 

Committee Chair

Nicole L. Johnson
Assistant Dean for Opportunity Programs
nicole.johnson@nyu.edu


2019-2020 Subcommittees

Subcommittee Members
BLMT Website

Melinda Parham, Lindsay Anderberg, Nicole Johnson, Sheldon Smith, Wendell Thomas

Focus Groups

Morrell McClurkin, Wendell Thomas, Lindsay Anderberg, Mgavi Brathwaite, Teresa Feroli, Nicole Johnson, Luciano Medina, Melinda Parham

Benchmarking

Nicole Johnson, Ben Esner, Cindy Lewis, Melinda Parham

K-12 Initiatives

Ben Esner, Nicole Johnson, Ana Torres, Morrell McClurkin, Melinda Parham, Din Tolbert

Branding and Outreach

Christina Lafontaine, Wendell Thomas, Elizabeth Ensweiler, Nicole Johnson, Melinda Parham

GRE and Graduate School Sessions

Elizabeth Ensweiler, Melinda Parham, Stacey Spears, Din Tolbert

Mentoring Events

Nicole Johnson, Victoria Bill, Cindy Lewis, Christina Lafontaine, Wendell Thomas, Din Tolbert

Subcommittee Leads appear in bold


Current Committee Members

Ana Torres 
Elizabeth Ensweiler
Ayaskanta Sahu 
Ben Esner 
Cindy Lewis 
Haldun Hadimioglu 
John Petinos
Karine-Frederique Loriot 
Kristen Day 
Lindsay Anderberg 
John Cardillo
Din Tolbert 

Luciano Medina 
Melinda Parham 
Morrell McClurkin 
Scott Fitzgerald 
Shawneece M Bailey 
Teresa M Feroli 
Victoria G Bill
Christina Lafontaine 
Wendell O Thomas 
Mgavi Elombe Brathwaite
Norris Larrymore
Corey Blay


Past Committee Members

Krysta Battersby
Sean Kennon
Latisha Willa Loupadiere
Sheila Borges Rajguru
Kara Whatley 
Long Wu

 

All inquiries about the website can be directed to Melinda Parham, Assistant Dean for First-year Students & Academic Initiatives.