Southern University last month announced a workforce development partnership with America Makes, becoming the nation’s first HBCU to develop a pipeline for students and graduates to 21st century manufacturing companies.
Southern University and A&M College, an Historically Black, 1890 land-grant institution, provides opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a high-quality, global educational experience, to engage in scholarly, research, and creative activities, and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation and the world.
The partnership will expose faculty and students to opportunities in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
“We are committed to connecting leading companies through America Makes to Southern University students,” explains Byron Clayton, president and CEO of Research Park Corporation. Research Park Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Nexus LA, worked with Michael Stubblefield, SU vice chancellor for research and strategic initiatives, to forge the partnership. Nexus LA has collaborated with Southern previously during the Bayou Classic BizTech Challenge.