The five African American Deans of Engineering Colleges in the US- in one room! Amazing! They were encouraging and shared their stories with the next generation of Black engineering students. In all the many years that I was an engineering student, none of my instructing faculty looked like me. I could only imagine such things. This generation does not have to imagine- today they saw themselves in power. How far we've come in just a generation. I look forward to the accomplishments of the future. Thank you, Deans Collins (Cornell), Washington (UC Irvine), Yeboah (FSU), May (GIT) and Pines (UMd). Thank You NSBE!
Living the Dream is contagious. When you live it long enough, it becomes a model for others to live it too. We are surrounded by great models. Who's yours?
Thanks East Carolina University! I had a great time. Finish those MS and PhD degrees. Remember, you are the "they" of "they of they say..." You will write the new rules of the game. You are the new gate keepers, the people who will make sure our side of the story is told.
I look forward to some great dialogue with the women of East Carolina University!
Regardless of the weather, I choose to believe that everyday holds something good for me.
The body is like a garden. Tended well, it produces for years. Good food, water, rest & protection together reveal healthy beauty in the sun. Sometimes I forget to tend mine and wonder where the flowers or happy tomatoes are... I'm going for a walk. It's a beautiful day...
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