SHPE and the 50K Coalition are making progress on the initiative to graduate 50,000 diverse engineers annually by 2025. Recent activities include the submission of a $12.5M NSF Alliance proposal, the 50K Alliance National Convening in DC, and the strategy development of the Community College Action Network Group (CC ANG) Action Plan. 

SHPE is the executive sponsor of the CC ANG Action Plan, which has a goal of increasing the number of community college students who are emotionally, socially, and academically prepared to enter into and successfully complete engineering degree programs. Next steps include investigating different models to identify best-practices from exemplar programs; developing models to support students who are struggling with the costs of higher education; and to implement regional hubs and scale up what is working effectively. 50K is leading the way!