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50,000 DIVERSE ENGINEERS GRADUATING ANNUALLY BY 2025

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers
SHPE - Leading Hispanics in STEM
Society of Women Engineers
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African American male who is participating the 50k Coalition
THE TIME IS NOW

Why 50K?

The U.S. produces about 93K engineers per year at the bachelor’s degree level; only 30K are from underrepresented minority populations or are women.

OUR STORY

The Genesis of 50K

The coalition was formed by the nation’s preeminent diversity engineering organizations.

Multi-cultural woman who is participating the 50k Coalition
A UNIQUE MOVEMENT

The Promise of 50K

The Coalition will collaborate to create a comprehensive plan to change the public perception of engineering and encourage a diversified field of study, one that includes more women and members of other underrepresented groups.

The 50K Coalition is brought to you by the generous support of these organizations.

WE DO HAVE

Hurdles to Overcome

Academic obstacles to retention

STEM culture and climate barriers to retention. Barriers to community college transfer.

High school math & college "weed-out" courses

Barriers created by an inadequate public understanding of engineering

Transfer rates from community colleges to four-year institutions are low overall, and lower in STEM majors

"Coming together is a beginning: keeping together is progress: working together is success."
HENRY FORD