Alexandria, VA – Attracting and recruiting a diverse mix of the best ideas and the brightest minds in science and technology is the key motivation for The Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) recent attendance at the 35th annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conference in Las Vegas held on March 25-29.
More than 9000 attended the conference and had the opportunity to visit ONR’s exhibit. Throughout the conference, ONR and the Navy consistently received praised mention for commitments to longstanding support of NSBE and recruitment of its members in fundamental in science, engineering, technology and mathematics. ONR collected nearly 70 resumes.
NSBE is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. It is one of the largest student managed organizations in the country with more than 24,000 members.
ONR is recognized as a 2009 "Top Supporter" of historically black colleges and universities HBCUs and minority-serving institutions. The accolade is a result of an HBCU dean´s survey conducted by US Black Engineer Information Technology USBE IT magazine.
ONR is consistently rated among the Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals by Black Engineer, Hispanic Engineer, and Women of Color Magazines. ONR was also recognized by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as a “2008 Best Place to Work in the Federal Government” after tabulating responses from more than 221,000 civil servants who participated in its Federal Human Capital Survey. The survey, considered to be the most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee engagement in the federal government, evaluated 283 federal organizations (30 large federal agencies, 31 small agencies and 222 subcomponents).
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