The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE) is focused on cultivating a strong alumni network for our alumni.  CMSE loves to hear what our alumni are doing.  Our alumni are engaged in cutting edge projects, research and other types of programs in engineering, science, technology, education, medicine, business and entrepreneurship. You will find within these pages stories from our engineering alumni which are inspirational and encouraging.

Alumni in the News

Veronica O. Davis, PE, has been named Director of Transportation & Drainage Operations, a service line within Houston Public Works. Transportation & Drainage operations is responsible for maintaining and improving the infrastructure that spans Houston’s 671 square miles.
Article Courtesy of:  City of Houston: Houston Public Works

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A University of Maryland grad is making history. She’ll be the first Black woman to live on the International Space Station. Dr. Jeanette Epps earned her Masters degree and her PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland. She’s joining two other astronauts for NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission to the International Space Station. The six-month expedition is scheduled to launch next year.

Article Courtesy of: WJZ 13 CBS Baltimore
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Hallmarks of Commencement’s University Medalist, Finalists: Starting Companies, Publishing Research, Giving Back

They interned across campus, around the country and on the other side of the globe. They founded nonprofits, volunteered at hospitals and schools, conducted groundbreaking research, and even played violin in the university’s Gamer Symphony Orchestra. 

These are the six Terps considered for the University Medal, the highest honor given to an undergraduate by UMD, awarded at each spring commencement to the graduate or graduates who best personify academic distinction, extraordinary character and extracurricular contributions to the university and the larger community.

Article Courtesy of: Maryland Today Staff 
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Kianté Brantley will join 68 other graduate students nationwide in receiving a Computing Innovation (CI) Fellows award—a two-year paid postdoctoral computing position.

The program is a prestigious postdoctoral research program managed by the Computing Research Association and supported by the National Science Foundation.

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Alumni Spotlight: The BTX Foundation

In 2016, nine inspired Black engineers found themselves navigating student life at one of the top ranked engineering schools in the country - the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Their engineering classes challenged and led them to collaborate with their peers to study, understand, and perfect the course material. Through their academic collaboration, a sense of community, friendship, network, and support developed that eventually led to the creation of The BTX Foundation four years later. 

The BTX Foundation