Pathway to Excellence

NACME
Annual Conference

October 12-14 Atlanta, Georgia

Pathway to Excellence

NACME
Annual Conference

October 12-14 Atlanta, Georgia

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About the Conference

NACME will host its 48th Anniversary Conference and Symposium on October 12th -14th in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will bring together leaders from both Corporations and Universities to discuss a national agenda on diversity and inclusion in the engineering and computer science fields. Students from local high schools, community college and pathway programs will attend to learn about opportunities to participate in the field. Current college students will participate in a Hackathon, take Certification Classes and attend a Recruitment Fair. Please join us for this important event.

Hotel

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center

Click here to book your room >

Event Program

Schedule

Event Program Schedule

1PM - 5PM

Hackathon Team Arrival Check-In

Arrive early, hotel heck-in, and team check-in. Then get ready to engineer a real-would solution to a real-world problem.

6PM - 8PM

Welcome Reception

Welcome to Atlanta! Opening networking event for all conference participants. Students will also learn the rules, constraints, resources, and more for the Hackathon.

9AM - Midnight

Hackathon

Teams will be tasked with designing, developing, and marketing a solution to a real-world problem.

10AM - 12PM

College Fair

University Representatives will host a table to meet Atlanta-area high school, community college and transfer students.

12PM - 2PM

Pathway Luncheon

Join us for lunch to be inspired to get on the pathway to a career in engineering or computer science.

5PM - 6PM

Hackathon Dinner

Teams will be joined by subject matter experts for a dine and learn experience to assist with the final development phases of their solutions.

6PM - 7PM

Symposium Panel (UPS WHQ)

Sponsored by UPS, join us for the bi-annual NACME symposium panel to hear from national partners and leaders on a recommitment to dramatically grow participation numbers.

7PM - 9PM

Symposium Dinner (UPS WHQ)

Upon conclusion of the symposium, join our panelists and guest in person to for an extended conversation over dinner.

7AM – 10AM

Hackathon Project Judging

Our subject matter experts and guest judges will review and interview team for final judging and select the winner team.

7AM - 12PM

Board of Directors Meeting

Invitation Only

10AM - 4PM

Career and Innovation Fair

Participating companies will showcase their latest advances in engineering and computer science innovation while recruiting talent.

12PM - 1PM

Hackathon Award Luncheon

Come meet and celebrate the top teams that have mastered the Hackathon challenge!

2PM - 4:30PM

University Partners Meeting

Topics discussed includes bridge programs, pathway models, other new research efforts and the next Request for Proposal for Block Grant funding .

1PM - 6PM

Certification Classes

College students will have access to participate in classes during the conference to begin the certification process in several competitive training areas.

6PM

Closing Session

Join the NACME leadership as we answer all your questions around scholarships, internships, pathways, and what’s next!

7PM

Entertainment

Group travel to a local entertainment venue.

Event Speakers

Please join us to learn how leading Companies and Universities are recommitting to expand opportunities for all talent to have access to careers in engineering or computer science. As speakers are confirmed we will post to this page.

Learn more about Pathway to Excellence >

Felicia Benton Johnson, EdD

Assistant Dean and Director

Center for Engineering Education and Diversity Georgia Tech

Craig Albert

President, Chief Operating Officer

Bechtel

Joel Stenson

President

Global Buildings and Systems Engineering UPS

C.A.S.E. Academy

Career Accelerator in Science and Engineering Academy is NACME’s premiere training offering focused on academic excellence, technical skills development, and professional development. College students will have access to participate in classes during the conference to begin the certification process in several competitive training areas.

Intro to Data analytics

Cyber Security for Beginners

Digital Marketing

Intro to Programming Languages for Non-Programmers

Agile and Scrum

Drone Certification

Cloud Computing

Business Analytics with Excel

Intro to Artificial Intelligence

Intro to Engineering In Training

Recruiting Fairs

The conference will feature both a Career Fair (to recruit current college students nationwide for industrial opportunities) and a College Fair (to recruit local high school, community college, and pathway students for bachelor degree programs).

Become an Exhibitor >

C.A.S.E. Academy

Career Accelerator in Science and Engineering Academy is NACME’s premiere training offering focused on academic excellence, technical skills development, and professional development. College students will have access to participate in classes during the conference to begin the certification process in several competitive training areas.

Intro to Data analytics

Cyber Security for Beginners

Digital Marketing

Intro to Programming Languages for Non-Programmers

Agile and Scrum

Drone Certification

Cloud Computing

Business Analytics with Excel

Intro to Artificial Intelligence

Intro to Engineering In Training

Recruiting Fairs

The conference will feature both a Career Fair (to recruit current college students nationwide for industrial opportunities) and a College Fair (to recruit local high school, community college, and pathway students for bachelor degree programs).

Become an Exhibitor >

Corporate Exhibitors

Invited Corporate Exhibitors for the Career Fair

Learn More >

University Exhibitors

Invited University Exhibitors for the College Fair

Learn More >

BP NACME Hackathon

Join us October 12-14 as NACME holds our first annual Hackathon!

It’s not your traditional Hackathon! NACME Partner Institutions, and other invited Universities, are invited to sign-up a team of 4-5 students, to compete as a University team for cash prizes and travel grants. Show your University pride and compete to solve a universal challenge using skills in project management, diverse engineering majors and computer science.

Eligibility & Team Formation >
Benefits & Prizes >
Scholar Networking Event Locations >

BP NACME Hackathon

Join us October 12-14 as NACME holds our first annual Hackathon!

It’s not your traditional Hackathon! NACME Partner Institutions, and other invited Universities, are invited to sign-up a team of 4-5 students, to compete as a University team for cash prizes and travel grants. Show your University pride and compete to solve a universal challenge using skills in project management, diverse engineering majors and computer science.

Eligibility & Team Formation >
Benefits & Prizes >
Scholar Networking Event Locations >

Register for event

Inquires on registration please send an email to events@nacme.org

Available Tickets

Students

$0


Registration suitable for

High School, NACME Scholar, College Student, High School Student, Community College Student, Gap Year Student

Alumni

$150


Registration suitable for

NACME Alumni members

University Rep

$350


Registration suitable for

University Representatives

Corporate Rep/General

$700


Registration suitable for

Corporate Representatives
For any individual

University Exhibitor*

$1,000


Registration includes

2 registrations and a table

Corporate Exhibitor*

$5,000


Registration includes

Up to 6 registrations and a table

In case of any queries, please email: events@nacme.org