Higgs Interviewed about Diversity on Public Radio-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Higgs Interviewed about Diversity on Public Radio

Associate Professor Fred Higgs tackled the declining number of African American engineering and science students in a radio interview with Essential Pittsburgh on 90.5 FM. The interview was also featured as the leading news story in the April 5 edition of ASEE's member newsletter, First Bell.

The interview comes as the National Society of Black Engineers Convention - the third to be held in Pittsburgh - ended on Sunday.  Professor Higgs shared his story and talked about how to attract minority students into engineering.  He has been an advocate for engineering and the sciences in Pittsburgh, participating in pre-college and other enrichment activities.

Listen to the full interview on Essential Public Radio's website.

Read more about the CIT Showcase at the National Society of Black Engineers Convention.