MAC Chemical Engineering Forum - 2017 MAC Eminent Engineers Awards | AIChE

MAC Chemical Engineering Forum - 2017 MAC Eminent Engineers Awards

Monday, October 30, 2017,
12:30pm to 3:00pm

This session will consist of 2017 MAC Eminent Engineers Award recipients (Alicia Boler-Davis, Felecia Nave, and Timothy Odi) and the Minority Affairs Committee's William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering (Lola Eniola-Adefeso). The objective of the session will be to present to chemical engineering students and young professionals, strategies for achieving at the highest levels of engineering by the 2017 MAC eminent chemical engineers who are achievers in their profession.

Session Chairs:

  • Emmanuel Dada, ChemProcess Technologies (CPT), LLC
  • Belinda S. Akpa, North Carolina State University


12:30 PM - 12:40 PM Welcoming Remarks
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM Smart Manufacturing in the Automobile Industry

Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors
1:10 PM - 1:40 PM Smart Manufacturing in Chemical Industries

Emmanuel Dada, ChemProcess Technologies and Tim Odi, Chevron Phillips Chemical
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM Design for Manufacturing – a New Approach to Engineering Design Education

Thomas Mensah, Georgia Aerospace Systems Manufacturing
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Reversing the Tide in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Science (STEM): Academically Gifted African American Students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Felecia Nave, Prairie View A&M University
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Blacks in Science, Engineering and Medicine: Struggles that Continue, Struggles that are Growing, and Possible Solutions

Cato T. Laurencin, University of Connecticut Health
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Presentation of Awards, T. Bond Calloway, Jr.