Building a Diverse STEM Pipeline: Project Immersion at HBCUs and HSIs

Thursday, May 20 | 2:15PM–3:00PM ET
Session Type: Industry and Campus Session
Delivery Format: Live Session

Project Immersion, an initiative from Dell Technologies' Office of Diversity & Inclusion, seeks to deepen academic corporate partnerships with minority-serving institutions (MSIs), including historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). The program exposes underrepresented students to emerging technologies and other important topics of interest in order to empower diverse talent with the STEM skills and knowledge to succeed in the future. It is increasingly clear that a wide array of voices at the table is a surefire way to unleash digital technology advancement, and we believe that innovation is built on an inclusive workforce. This session will bring together the Project Immersion coordinator, a participating faculty member from an HBCU, and a student participant to share their experiences from this program. The session will detail the objectives, achievements, and outcomes to date, and it will address what makes academic/corporate partnerships successful (and unsuccessful). Furthermore, this session will situate Project Immersion within the landscape of Dell Technologies' 2030 Goals, which include a more representative workforce and more equitable representation among business leaders.

To learn more about Project Immersion, please visit “Preparing diverse college students for STEM careers


  • Tawanna Atwater

    D&I STEM Entry / Re-Entry Program Leader, Dell Technologies
  • Kinnis Gosha

    Division Chair, Morehouse College
  • Jeffrey Lancaster

    Senior Higher Education Strategist, Dell Technologies
  • Brittanie Rice

    Product Technologist Engineer, Dell Technologies