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In Celebration of American Education & International Education Weeks
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall 1

From Remedial Reading to PhD: The Making of an Engineer!
An Evening with Dr. Calvin Mackie

Photo of Dr. Calvin MackieAfter starting college in remedial reading because of weak SAT scores, Dr. Calvin Mackie earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a BS in Mathematics from Morehouse College in 1990, a MS in 1992 and the PhD in 1996 in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Following graduation he joined the faculty at Tulane University, where he researched heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.  In 2002, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.  Mackie's eleven-year academic career ended in June 2007, when Tulane University disbanded the engineering school in response to financial hardship induced by Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Mackie's inspirational memoir A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business has been adopted as educational course material by numerous secondary and college teachers throughout the country.  His newest book Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom will publish in 2011, followed by When Oil and Water Mix: Leadership in the Wake of Catastrophe.

Sponsored by Binghamton University's

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) - Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) - National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program - Graduate School of Education - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - Student Support Services (SSS) - Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science - Upward Bound (UB)

For more information about Dr. Calvin's lecture please contact Shanise Kent at (607) 777-6594.

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Last Updated: 12/19/11