Fireside Chat with Dr. Percy Pierre
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
301 405 4471
Join the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on Tuesday, September 29th for a conversation with Adjunct Professor and Glenn L. Martin Endowed Professor, Percy Pierre. Dr. Pierre will discuss his background, accomplishments, and current work. A Q&A will follow.
Glenn L. Martin Endowed Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Maryland
About Dr. Percy Pierre:
Pierre joined the Clark School as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2019. He assists the college in the mentoring of women and underrepresented minority graduate students, and in the recruitment of diverse faculty. Pierre is Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU), a community he has served for more than 28 years. He created and directed the Sloan Engineering Program, which recruits, helps fund, and mentors domestic engineering doctoral students, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups.
He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and is recognized as the first African American to earn a doctorate in electrical engineering. Pierre was elected to National Academy of Engineering (NAE) membership in 2009 for his service as assistant secretary of the Army, contributions to engineering education, and leadership in creating the national minority engineering effort. He was the first MSU faculty member to be elected to the NAE while at MSU. His awards and honors also include a Lifetime Mentors Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recognition as principal founder of both the NACME and GEM, and a Distinguished Service Medal from the US Army, among other accolades.