Louisiana Tech chapter of Black Engineers wins honors

Nov 19, 2009 | General News

The Louisiana Tech Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers received four awards during the national society’s recent fall conference in Tulsa, OK.

Recognition included the award for ‘Best Advisor Participation,’ the award for ‘Best Pre-College Initiative Program of the Year,’ the award for the best ‘Freshman Initiative,’ and the award for ‘Most Outstanding President.’ The Tech chapter also received the award for ‘Chapter of the Month’ for the month of October because of the Freshmen-Sophomore Retention Pilot Program that the chapter devised and initiated.

Several of the members took advantage of the Career Fair that was held and talked to companies ranging from ExxonMobil and BP, to the FBI.

Mr. Corwin L. Washington, President of Tech’s Chapter and one of the award recipients, said that “the Fall Regional Conference was a great motivator to keep excelling in all that we do, because we cannot rest on the victories that we have accomplished nor think that the work is done. We still have hills to climbs and more to do to fulfill our mission.

Dr. Stan Napper, Dean of the College of Engineering and Science noted that “It is critical that we enlist people from many different learning styles and abilities in engineering design and problem-solving. I am especially pleased that our chapter conducts so many outreach programs (pre-college and freshman) and that these programs were recognized by the NSBE.”

Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science is a nationally recognized leader in educational innovation and is one of fourteen universities nation-wide to become affiliated with the Center for Advancement on Scholarship in Engineering Education (CASEE), a unit of the National Academy of Engineering.



Written by Catherine Fraser