PCs In Space
In addition to our primary goal of providing excellence in engineering services, Jackson and Tull is dedicated to improving our general community through the company’s outreach efforts. J&T realizes that our country’s youth, our most precious asset and most valuable resource, deserve a robust, high-quality education. With this in mind, Jackson and Tull developed PCs In Space, a community outreach program. This program was initiated in 1994 to encourage student interest in the fascinating world of space science and space exploration. PCs in Space is a software program which is offered and distributed to students and science teachers at no cost. This project has gained widespread praise and generous support from the NASA Community and various local and national science education organizations.
Striving to Achieve Diversity in STEM
Internships and Co-Ops - Each year, Jackson and Tull hosts high school and college students for either summer internships or co-ops during the academic school year. These students work with highly skilled engineers and technicians experiencing real-world applications of mathematics and various engineering fields. Since 1974, Jackson and Tull has hired approximately 120 engineers and scientists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). For several years, Jackson and Tull has had a co-op arrangement with the University of Maryland, College Park to provide opportunities in the aerospace field. This has resulted in approximately 50 college students (a third of them female) having gained high end technical work experience at Jackson and Tull while completing their various B.S. degrees. J&T also has an arrangement with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to provide intern and co-op opportunities for students who are members of NSBE. Additionally, Jackson and Tull has developed formal agreements with the career placement offices of Prince George’s Community College, Baltimore City College, Anne Arundel Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute. Jackson and Tull has a pipeline to each of these institutions where they can provide technical candidates to meet J&T’s needs for technicians, inspectors and machinists.
The Algebra Project - The Algebra Project is a public service program that encourages the study of math among underserved middle school students. It was founded and is managed by the distinguished educator Robert Moses. The Algebra Project currently serves students in several states including, as of 2011, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Jackson and Tull has the honor of supporting the Algebra Project in the DCPS.
National Technical Association (NTA) - Jackson and Tull has been a supporter of the National Technical Association(NTA) since 1974. This organization was founded in 1926 to serve African American professionals who at the time were not welcome in most organizations of this type. However, membership in NTA has always been open to all qualified persons. This organization has been at the forefront of encouraging access to all students to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) careers. The NTA has had its executive office at the Jackson and Tull building in Washington, DC for several years. Jackson and Tull has assisted with NTA’s annual conventions. NTA members consist of architects, engineers from many disciplines, technicians, mathematicians, and math and science educators.