SECME: Science, Engineering, Communication, and Math Enrichment
To increase the pool of historically underrepresented and under-served students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
SECME was established in 1975 as the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering by the Engineering Deans at six Southeastern universities.
• The organization’ s name was changed to SECME Inc.: Diversity in STEM Education to better represent the territories we serve today, which extend to schools, universities, science- and technology-based business and industry, and public and private agencies in 17 states (from New York to Arizona), the District of Columbia, and Grand Bahama.
• Local SECME organizations unofficially use Science, Engineering, Communications, Math Enrichment to make the program more familiar and inviting to students and parents. This also helps to promote that this is a STEM program.
• National Office and administrative home is located in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in midtown Atlanta