FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students Grant Steans and Nicholas Walker are among the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Student Leadership Awards winners for 2021.
Steans, of Decatur, Georgia, is a graduate student in electrical engineering and was recognized for “Student Research.”
Walker, of Macon, Georgia, is a junior in mechanical engineering and Navy ROTC and earned the “Military Leadership Award.”
Both were recognized at the BEYA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) virtual conference on Feb.12.
“Grant and Nicholas have worked hard to get where they are and this is a wonderful recognition of both their skills and dedication in the classroom and beyond,” said J. Murray Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. “These two students are great examples of how Black excellence in engineering happens every day on our campus.”
The conference is described as “creating connections between students, educators and professionals while facilitating partnerships with individuals and their local STEM resources.”