From the Desk of Irving Pressley McPhail
President and Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to the President’s Corner. This section is dedicated to providing the public with information on NACME’s programs, news, media placements, and other pertinent items that highlight NACME’s accomplishments. We believe the information in this section will provide a clearer picture of the energy and great work currently underway at NACME.
We at Team NACME would like to welcome Broadcom to the NACME Board of Directors.
We would also like to welcome Merck's Arthur P. Burson as the new Chairman of the NACME Board of Directors.
At the same time, I would like to thank outgoing NACME Chairman, Eileen M. Campbell for her dedication to NACME. I am looking forward to continuing to build on the work you started while in the chairman's position.
NACME is also very fortunate to have a new Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Marjorie H. Everitt. I am confident that with Marjorie in this critical position, NACME will be able to continue its upward trajectory.
Policy and Advocacy
March 22, 2012—Testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. The testimony (Read the transcript here) focused around the NACME vision, mission, and strategy and is part of the momentum building process leading to the April 24, Press Event and Roundtable to be convened by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).
November 17-18, 2011—Executive Briefings or Follow-up Meetings with: Steve Barkanic, Senior Director of STEM Policy and Programs, Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF); Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA); Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH); Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, Dr. Barbara M. Olds, Deputy Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, Dr. Muriel Poston, Division Director for Human Resource Development, National Science Foundation (NSF); Evelyn W. Kent, Program Manager, HBCU/MI, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense (DOD); Dr. Steve Robinson, Special Assistant for Education, Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. (with Saundra Austin Johnson, Senior VP for Operations, NACME).
June 8, 2011 —Invited Guest; President Barack Obama’s announcement of a major expansion of Skills for America’s Future, an industry led initiative to dramatically improve industry partnerships with community colleges and build a nationwide network to maximize workforce development strategies, job training programs, and job placements; Northern Virginia Community College.
March 17, 2011 —Executive Briefing, Federal Agency Diversity Council, Washington, D.C.
Program InitiativesWe at NACME would like to congratulate all those who received the NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship this year. We know you will make us all very proud in your educational pursuits. To see the full list of recipients, Click Here>>
Events Attended and Speaking Engagements
December 16, 2011 — Keynote, HSEP Fundraising Breakfast Program, Scotlandville Academy of Engineering, Baton Rouge, La.Media
November 28, 2011 — Site visit, Syracuse University, N.Y., with Aileen Walter, VP Scholarships and University Relations, NACME.
November 15, 2011 — Panelist, Developing the Future Manufacturing Workforce, 2011 Manufacturing Perspectives, 30th Anniversary Rockwell Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation, Chicago, Ill.
November 14, 2011 — Panelist, The STEM Pipeline and the Common Core State Standards, 124th Annual Meeting, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), with Craig R. Barrett, Chair, Change the Equation, and Retired Board Chair and CEO, Intel Corporation.
November 4, 2011 — Keynote, SUNY STEM Conference, Albany, N.Y.
October 25, 2011 — Invited Guest, New York Hall of Science Gala, N.Y.
October 5, 2011 — Site visit to Girard College, Philadelphia at the request of Dr. Bill Cosby, (with Saundra Austin Johnson, Senior VP for Operations, and Aileen Walter, VP for Scholarships and University Relations, NACME).
September 30, 2011 — Meeting with Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO; Dr. Rex Bollinger, Senior VP and Chief Engagement Officer; and Arvetta Jideonwo, VP and Director of Grant Development, Project Lead the Way, Inc., (PLTW), NACME Office.
September 29, 2011 — Meeting with Derrick E. Scott, Director, Multicultural Engineering Programs Office, University of Michigan College of Engineering, NACME Office.
September 20, 2011 — Meeting with Dr. Jared Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (with Dr. Susan R. Bailey, VP Architecture and Network Realization, AT&T Services, Inc., and AT&T Board Liaison; Aileen Walter, VP Scholarships and University Relations, NACME).
September 19, 2011 — Keynote, NDIA St. Louis STEM Workforce: A Strategic Imperative, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, Mo.
August 25, 2011 — Executive Briefing, UMASSLSAMP, UMass at Boston, Mass.
July 7-8, 2011 — Co-Workshop Facilitator, Achieving the Dream, Texas Southern University, Houston.
June 28, 2011 — Panelist, Here Comes the Next Generation! High Impact K-12 Academic Models, 2011 ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
June 16, 2011 — Luncheon Keynote, AACC/NSF Project: Broadening Impact: NSF-funded Projects at Two-Year Colleges, Washington, D.C.
June 11, 2011 — Panelist, National Governors Association Education Policy Advisors, Seattle.
May 25, 2011 — Remarks, Generation STEM: Investing in Talent, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wis.
May 17, 2011 — Panelist, PCAST Meeting on STEM Higher Education, Washington, D.C.
5.21.2012—Diverse Issues in Higher Education : Analysis: Meeting the STEM Challenge
4.25.2012—Proposed Federal Legislation Seeks to Boost Minority STEM Education
4.25.2012—U.S. News & World Report: Legislation Would Increase Minority Access to STEM Degrees
3.31.2012—The Chronicle of Higher Education & Diverse Issues in Higher Education : "Yes We Can"
12.12.2011— Forbes.com: Do Americans Have 21st Century Job Skills? By Howard D. Elias, EMC Corporation, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure & Cloud Services
10.28.2011— U.S. News & World Report: Women, Minorities Vastly Underrepresented in Engineering Profession
10.11.2011— U.S. News & World Report: The 'New' American Dilemma: STEM and Minorities
10.11.2011— U.S. News & World Report: Industry Must Do its Part to Educate the Workforce of the Future
09.08.2011— Parenthood.com: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education and How To Get Your Children Interested
09.16.2011— BlogHer.com: Sesame Street: Sing and Play with STEM Skills