The Lewis H. Latimer Awards Program is named after famed African-American inventor, Lewis Latimer, and serves as a forum for AABE to award scholarships to minority high schools students who have excelled in school and are planning a career in science and/or engineering.
The program also doubles as a fund raiser and an opportunity for a high profile individual in the state to speak to the organization.
The Lewis H. Latimer Committee is the committee which plans, organizes and implements the annual program.
This committee works in conjunction with the AABE Michigan Chapter Education/Scholarship Committee.
The Lewis H. Latimer Awards Dinner itself is the forum where we present the awards and recognize the winners.
Since 1995, the Latimer Committee has awarded over $256,000 in scholarships to minority students.
This year's 13th Annual Lewis H. Latimer Awards Program will be held on May 16, 2012 at the Burton Manor Banquet in Livonia, Michigan.
Theme: Celebrating Community: Empowering the Next Generation of Energy Leaders