- Diversitycareers.com January 1st, 2011
- Source: http://www.diversitycareers.com/articles/pro/10-de...
White Plains, NY – Dr Irving Pressley McPhail, president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) at its graduation ceremony.
Addressing the 2010 graduating class receiving bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, McPhail emphasized the strength that diversity brings to NYU-Poly's mission of fostering invention, innovation and engineering. "Increasing diversity in STEM opens the doors for new approaches to solving problems and allows for new ways of thinking and, therefore, the potential for greatness," he said.