EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 17, 2023) – Pc science senior Alexis Cathcart is named an impactful scholar chief at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College who has strived to positively affect her neighborhood, division, school and college.
Throughout the celebration of Nationwide Engineers Week at N.C. A&T’s Faculty of Engineering (COE), Cathcart was chosen because the 2023 Namaskar winner for her management, professionalism and degree of educational success. COE awards this distinction yearly to a graduating senior, highlighting the significance of excellence in engineering and to encourage college students to try for excellence of their endeavors.
“Although I handled homesickness and having to make transitions in my life, there was nonetheless an amazing sense of consolation that I felt being at A&T,” Cathcart mentioned in her speech. “I look again at how my mindset has modified, how being right here at A&T helped me to view myself with excessive esteem; I mirror on the previous 4 years and ask myself, ‘Why would I ever let my fears maintain me again?’”
As a scholar at A&T, worry by no means saved Cathcart from pursuing her targets. She labored as an undergraduate analysis assistant the place she curated dietary knowledge on 20 international cuisines and generated metrics on inclusivity of cuisines in meals journaling apps. She offered the outcomes from comparative evaluation of meals journaling apps at American Society for Vitamin Convention. She additionally labored as a educating assistant for Evaluation of Algorithms and interned with firms corresponding to Google, Goal, IBM and Ally Monetary.
This yr’s Namaskar Award nominees had been:
- Nandecie Edouard, electrical engineering
- Justin O’Neal, mechanical engineering
- Olivia McLean, industrial and programs engineering
- Kennedy Hurks, chemical engineering
- Tiana Driver, architectural engineering
“The Namaskar Award is a time-honored custom for the Faculty of Engineering,” mentioned Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Ph.D., COE interim dean. “As is the case yearly, this yr’s nominees had been all of excessive caliber, the place all six have made a distinction at A&T and can proceed to do nice issues after commencement.
“Alexis is such a hardworking scholar, not just for her diploma, but in addition in making her neighborhood higher. Congratulations to her and the entire finalists to your well-earned distinction.”
After graduating in Might, Cathcart will start her profession in laptop science with Apple.