Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. Named Morgan State Engineering Dean

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. (MSME ‘87, Ph.D. ‘93), the first African American to receive the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, was recently named dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University. Dr. Barton’s leadership will assist with the efforts of engineering deans at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to diversify the engineering fields and promote the position of HBCUs as leading research institutions in science and engineering.

Professor Bradford Grant Named First Smithsonian Instagram Artist-in-Residence

Architecture Professor Bradford Grant has been named the first Instagram artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery “seeks to collaborate with artists both within and outside the Smithsonian to create dynamic public outreach, engage diverse national and international audiences, and explore the infinite richness and complexity of American history through the art of portraiture and biography to advance the Smithsonian’s fundamental mission to increase and diffuse knowledge”.

Commemorating the Life of Professor Emeritus Arthur Sanderson Paul, Ph.D.

We commemorate the life of Alumnus and Professor Arthur Sanderson Paul, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Paul served at Howard University for over 38 years as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Architecture, then known as the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences. After graduating from Presentation Brothers College in St. George’s, Grenada, Dr. Paul attended Howard University as a mechanical engineering major.

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Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. Named Morgan State Engineering Dean

Mon, August, 3 2020

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. (MSME ‘87, Ph.D. ‘93), the first African American to receive the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, was recently named dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University. Dr. Barton’s leadership will assist with the efforts of engineering deans at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to diversify the engineering fields and promote the position of HBCUs as leading research institutions in science and engineering.Read More >>

Professor Bradford Grant Named First Smithsonian Instagram Artist-in-Residence

Fri, July, 24 2020

Architecture Professor Bradford Grant has been named the first Instagram artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery “seeks to collaborate with artists both within and outside the Smithsonian to create dynamic public outreach, engage diverse national and international audiences, and explore the infinite richness and complexity of American history through the art of portraiture and biography to advance the Smithsonian’s fundamental mission to increase and diffuse knowledge”. Read More >>

Commemorating the Life of Professor Emeritus Arthur Sanderson Paul, Ph.D.

Tue, July, 14 2020

We commemorate the life of Alumnus and Professor Arthur Sanderson Paul, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Paul served at Howard University for over 38 years as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Architecture, then known as the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences. After graduating from Presentation Brothers College in St. George’s, Grenada, Dr. Paul attended Howard University as a mechanical engineering major. Read More >>

Meet Karsh STEM Scholar Nicole Sullivan

Tue, July, 14 2020

A native of Cerritos, California, rising Computer Science Junior Nicole Sullivan always wanted to be a scientist. Science was her favorite elementary school subject because she loved discovering things. When she was in middle school, Sullivan came across a website that featured computer games created by students. She was intrigued. In that moment she decided that computer science was the path for her.Read More >>

ME Chair Nadir Yilmaz Honored with SAE International Leadership Citation

Tue, July, 7 2020

Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair and Professor Nadir Yilmaz, Ph.D., P.E., recently received the prestigious SAE International Leadership Citation from SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers. The SAE International Leadership Citation provides public recognition to one individual annually who is internationally acknowledged for continuous professional involvement and participation in SAE programs and events worldwide. Read More >>

Alumna Sylvia Wilson Thomas Inducted into the AIMBE College of Fellows

Fri, June, 12 2020

Electrical Engineering Alumna Sylvia Wilson Thomas (Ph.D. ‘99) was recently inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows Class of 2020. The AIMBE College of Fellows has inducted 2,000 fellows since it was founded in 1991. According to the AIMBE website, “fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. They are considered the life-blood of AIMBE and work towards realizing AIMBE’s vision to provide medical and biological engineering innovation for the benefit of humanity.”Read More >>