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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Programs in Multicultural Engineering.
Title:NUPRIME (Northeastern University Programs in Multicultural Engineering) records
Dates:1981-1997 (bulk 1992-1996)
Call Number:A69
Location:29/3
Volume:1.15 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The NUPRIME (Northeastern University Programs in Multicultural Engineering) records document the activities of NUPRIME between 1981 and 1997, as well as other initiatives devoted to minorities in engineering managed by David C. Blackman, Assistant Dean and Director of Minority Affairs for the College of Engineering between 1975 and 1999. The collection is organized into four sections: NUPRIME, Pre-NUPRIME; NUCRCM; and Related Programs. NUPRIME records document its programs to provide financial and academic support to NU's minority engineering students. Financial information includes fund-raising letters and reports, and grant awards and reports to the Fairchild Foundation. Both Pre-NUPRIME and NUCRCM records document efforts to develop programming to encourage pre-collegiate minority students to consider careers in engineering and science. The Related Programs section includes records documenting the collaborations of NUPRIME, NUCRCM, and other programs with which David Blackman was involved, with other organizations and departments at NU and in the Boston area dedicated to encouraging and assisting minorities in science and engineering fields. Materials include grant proposals prepared by Boston Public Schools in collaboration with NUPRIME and NUCRCM in 1996 and 1997, and supporting materials.
Historical Abstract:NUPRIME was established in 1974 to recruit and support minority students in the College of Engineering, the College of Computer Science, and the Engineering Technology program. Based in the College of Engineering, NUPRIME assists over 200 students each year by providing academic and financial support, including scholarships and loans, mathematics and physics workshops, one-on-one tutoring, and career counseling. NUPRIME also provides advisory support for minority engineering student organizations, including the Black Engineering Student Society (BESS), the Haitian Student Unity Club, and the Hispanic Society of Professional Engineers. NUPRIME receives financial support from corporate sponsors and granting agencies. Until the late 1990s, the program was known as Northeastern University Progress in Minorities in Engineering. Pre-NUPRIME was founded in 1979 to increase the number of qualified minority high school students pursuing careers in the engineering professions. In particular, the program attempted to prepare students for admission to NU's College of Engineering or Computer Science. Northeastern University's Comprehensive Regional Center for Minorities (NUCRCM) was established in 1993 to increase the number of minorities in technical and scientific professions by providing students with academic and personal support in grades K-12.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Blackman, David, 1941-

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Engineering
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Comprehensive Regional Center for Minorities
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Pre-Programs in Minority Engineering

  • Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Engineering -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Minorities in engineering -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Minorities in science -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Student records (box 1, folders 7, 16, 21, 23, 24; box 4, folders 78, 86) are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Kathleen Barker, December 2003