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Diversity Initiatives: Building a More Diverse Workforce


ATLAS studentsThe APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) Summer Intern Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Minority Institutions is a unique paid summer engineering program that provides college students who have completed their sophomore year with educational opportunities in research, leadership development, and professional growth.


GEM photo The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting minority students who want to enter graduate school after obtaining their bachelor's degree.

Maryland MESA

Maryland MESA logoAPL sponsors the Maryland chapter of MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement), a national STEM program that engages students in hands-on applications of math, engineering, science, and technology concepts through projects and competitions. In addition, high school students participate in college preparation workshops and presentations, which include information about the college admission process.