National Society of Black Engineers 7th Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture

Friday, January 31


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-UI) will host the Seventh Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture and dinner, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Vandal Ballroom. This year’s featured speaker is Walter Davis, president and CEO of Morris Allen & Associates, Inc. Morris Allen & Associates Inc., is a U.S. based firm that provides international engineering, information technology and management consulting services.

Davis is a U.S. Air Force combat veteran with a distinguished 30-year career in the federal government serving in the White House, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, and Department of Education. Davis is the recipient of the 2013 Minority Enterprise Advocate (MEA), Engineering & Technology Executive of the Year award, and he is widely recognized as a champion of the veterans and minority business communities.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Walter Davis as our featured speaker this year. His wealth of real-world experience and his success as a minority business owner, veteran, and engineering leader serves as great example to inspire and motivate all students as they face life’s challenges,” said Sherief Elbassuoni, NSBE-UI vice president and civil engineering graduate student.

Founded in 2007 the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at the University of Idaho is committed to support individuals typically underrepresented in the engineering and science community by implementing programs that promote academic excellence, personal growth and career development.

NSBE-UI has an active membership of 24 current undergraduate and graduate students dedicated towards academic excellence, professional success and positive impact in the community. NSBE-UI members regularly participate in K-12 outreach in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and have planned visits to several local middle and high schools this spring.

The Dynamic Engineers lecture is free to students and $10 for all others. The dinner and social hour will begin promptly at 5 p.m. All proceeds go towards supporting NSBE-UI annual outreach activities and events.



About the University of Idaho
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