HBCUs & the US Navy: All hands on deck

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This week on Fed Access, host Derrick Dortch speaks with Anthony Smith, director of the Department of the Navy’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institution (HBCU/MI) program.

Group shot of Anthony Smith speaking with students
Anthony Smith, director, Department of Navy HBCU/MI program

The program was created in 1994 and it showcases what the Navy has to offer to students, graduates and faculty at historically black colleges and universities.

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The goal is to diversify and increase the talent pool for the Navy’s research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) programs.

Smith explains how the program works and talks about internships, scholarships and other funding opportunities available to minority students and college graduates through the Navy .