I am honored to be included in the National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine’s African American History Program. My accomplishments are included, but this website is a testament to the African American Scientists and Engineers who came before me, as well as those who will follow me. As we work to continue changing the face of those who contribute to scientific accomplishments, both nationally and worldwide, I encourage you to visit this website and share the knowledge of outstanding African American scientists who will inspire the next generation.
The formal induction ceremony recently took place in Washington DC. I was among a group of 68 new members elected to the NAE and it was a great pleasure to meet new colleagues and associates there.
Election to the NAE is among the nation’s highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. It’s a true honor for me to be elected to the NAE and I am deeply grateful to my mentors, colleagues, students, fellows, and patients who have inspired me through my career.