For Immediate Release: June 27, 2011
By the Office of Naval Research
ARLINGTON, Va.—In an effort to reach more Hispanic-American students and businesses, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will share its employment and educational opportunities at the 82nd Annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention, to be held June 27-July 1 in Cincinnati.
“The LULAC convention provides an enhanced exposure to Hispanic-American students who may choose to come to work for ONR,” said Dr. Anthony Junior, ONR’s education programs manager. “We’ll discuss internships, fellowships and ONRS’ scholarship education programs. It is another conduit for coordination and outreach to share our career opportunities.”
Attended by ONR for the past five years, the conference offers the Navy’s science and technology arm the opportunity to reach an audience who may not attend other Navy exhibits, Junior said.
With the theme “Bridging the Gap: Expanding the Latino Agenda Into New Frontiers,” the event is expected to bring 20,000 visitors to the Duke Energy Convention Center, according to LULAC. ONR’s exhibit will focus on its diversity initiatives and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. ONR is a part of a larger defense outreach presence at LULAC, which includes the Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Naval Personnel and the Department of Defense Equal Employment Opportunity office, Junior said.
Founded in 1929, LULAC is the nation’s oldest and largest Hispanic organization and has a history of advocacy in civil rights, education, economic development, immigration and equal opportunity.
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The Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.