Black History Month (February)

Did you know?

Black History Month celebrates achievements by African Americans and recognizes their role in U.S. history. It is also known as African American History Month and developed from “Negro History Week,” which was the idea of historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has designated the month of February as Black History Month. MORE

In the College of Engineering, all are welcome. To better share the stories of how our faculty, staff, students and alumni are diverse in their many varying forms, we are celebrating various heritage and other nationally recognized months. This recognition will include stories about those in our greater engineering community, as well as sharing events and other opportunities.

Featured Stories

Courtney Young
Q&A with Courtney Young
Computer Engineering Student
“Your dreams aren’t waiting for you, so if there’s something you really want to do, do it now. No one should be more motivated than you when it comes to your dreams and what you want for your future.”

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Alisa Gilmore speaking at the opening ceremonies of the Nebraska Robotics Expo in February 2020
Q&A with Alisa Gilmore
Associate Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering
“Take advantage of the Complete Engineer competencies. These will serve you well throughout life. It is no longer viable for engineers to be one-dimensional technicians. Become well rounded so that you can address the complex issues of the present and future with social insight, inclusiveness, and effectiveness.”

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Noelle Atieno Mware at the Universidad Del Pacifico; summer 2016
Q&A with Noelle Atieno Mware
Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Remember, if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go with others. In this marathon (not a sprint) having a sense of support from like-minded individuals is beneficial to your success. Also, being open to other perspectives is vital for growth. Always stick to your values and stand up for yourself and others.”

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Michael Sanders at Sheldon Art Museum
Q&A with Michael Sanders
Computer Science major, College of Engineering
“There are many ways to make an impact and create change and not every route is suited for everyone. So just start. People will find you and you should try to find others with the same drive.”

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Aaron Young
Q&A with Aaron Young
Architectural Engineering major, College of Engineering
“Remember to give back to the community that you have come from in order to support the aspirations of our future generations. Engage in on-campus organizations, connect with like-minded achievers, and be the student that engages with teachers on a deeper level. The work we do is hard, but it is worth it. God blesses the hand of the diligent.”

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