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March 20, 2024

Toussaint Awarded NSBE/Honeywell Integrated Pipeline Program Scholarship

By Krista Burns

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) aims to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Programs are at the core of the NSBE mission and the collegiate programs are the foundation of the organization.

The Integrated Pipeline Program (IPP) is a customized program that allows employers to get a head start on recruiting, hiring, and retaining the diverse engineering workforce every employer needs and that the 21st-century economy demands. For students, participating in a NSBE IPP provides young aspiring engineers with career readiness skills, access to corporate mentors, financial resources for education, and a cohort experience.

The NSBE/Honeywell Integrated Pipeline Program (NHIPP) is a comprehensive program aiming to reduce the talent and representation gap among African American technical employment candidates by cultivating the interest and enhancing the preparation of a cohort of rising sophomore engineering students in six designated geographic regions.

“The NSBE/Honeywell Integrated Pipeline Program will provide valuable experiences and preparation,” says Jamari Toussaint, a sophomore in electrical engineering and 2024 Integrated Pipeline Program Scholar recipient. “It will make me a more holistic engineer.”

In terms of career goals, Toussaint hopes to gain experience in building innovative user technologies, specifically through software systems, that will create a positive impact in daily life. He is also interested in engaging as a leader/mentor figure in the long term.

“This award will provide financial support for my education, connect me with fellow Honeywell Scholars from various universities, and develop my professional skills through interactive workshops,” says Toussaint. “We discuss emerging trends in industry and create a community as a network of scholars.”

The financial resources provided by the NHIPP along with mentorship and meaningful work experiences will boost the retention and graduation rates of this cohort, and ultimately, provide a candidate pool of highly qualified engineers.

“Receiving this award is an amazing opportunity to jumpstart my professional career and a way to be more involved with other NSBE scholars,” says Toussaint. “I am very grateful to receive the award in recognition of my character and merit.”