The SME Education Foundation’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative is designed to fully integrate opportunities for underrepresented communities in every program and effort. Currently, only 21% of engineering bachelor’s degree recipients are women, while minorities account for just 12.5%. Similarly, in industry, women represent just 29% of the manufacturing workforce while minorities account for only 20%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The new Irving P. McPhail Scholarship Fund is a crucial component of the new initiative and will award scholarships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and manufacturing education to minority and female students.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The SME Education Foundation’s renewed and focused commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) provides increased opportunities to underrepresented and disadvantaged communities across the country.
Donate to Irving P. McPhail Scholarship Fund
The new Irving P. McPhail Scholarship Fund was named for the late president of the 2020 SME Education Foundation. Your donation to this fund will help honor Irving P. MacPhail’s legacy and award scholarships in STEM and manufacturing education to minority and female students.