• What is the ARL Network?

The goal of the Academic and Research Leadership (ARL) Network is to provide a resource to minority engineers underrepresented in academia, industry, and government laboratories whose careers involve a strong focus on research.

This resource allows us to:


Create opportunities for collaborative, creative 
solutions to benefit society.


Prepare minorities for leadership and career success in the field of engineering.


Increase the number of eminent minority engineering researchers and faculty.


Share inspiring stories of successful minority engineering researchers and faculty.

The ARL Network enables an unprecedented level of networking and is a resource for key stakeholders. It provides a resource of diverse faculty candidates for universities, candidates for government and industry laboratories, and a pool of program managers needing to diversity their review panels.

Membership in the ARL Network is open to all Ph.D. Engineering and Science Researchers and Academics who actively support the ARL Network goals of broadening the participation and professional excellence of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, e.g., Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, in engineering and science.

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