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FAMU headed to Los Angeles, California this past weekend to recruit the next generation of Rattlers and continue its focus on promoting tech education and tech entrepreneurship during events in Silicon Valley.

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs William Hudson, Jr., Ph.D., and leaders from the FAMU National Alumni Association attended the nation’s largest HBCU recruitment fair “The Black College Expo” on Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where they connected with thousands of students and local alumni. High school students lined up at FAMU’s booth all day to learn about life on the “Hill” and attended workshops. Robinson participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Why Attend An HBCU.”



While in California, Dr. Robinson visited several key players in Silicon Valley to discuss partnership opportunities, as the University continues to emerge as a leader in helping to diversify the tech industry.

Among his stops was a visit to the Intel headquarters in Santa Clara. Robinson participated in an H

BCU presidents roundtable that was hosted by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on February 12. FAMU was one of six partner HBCUs participating in the event.

The roundtable addressed:
•The impact of diversity on innovation in the high-tech sector
•Where the tech sector is headed and Intel’s role in it
•The role of academia in general and HBCUs in particular in diversifying the tech sector.

Last year, FAMU partnered with Intel and received a $550,000 grant to increase the number of African Americans who pursue degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science. The grant dollars are being used to help provide scholarships to junior to doctorate level students majoring in these areas.





Read more on the FAMU/Intel partnership here: http://www.famunews.com/2017/06/famu-receives-grant-from-intel-to-promote-diversity-in-technology/.



×President’s Recruitment Tour Schedule 2018: March 9 at 6:30 p.m. (CST) Booker T Washington High School – Pensacola, Fla.; March 10 at 2 p.m. Springhill Missionary Baptist Church – Gainesville, Fla.; March 11 at 3:30 p.m. Palm Beach State College (Florida); March 12 at 9:30 a.m. Broward College (Florida); March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Miami Jackson High School (Florida)
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