Professional Group Names Fleming ‘Engineer of the Year’

National Society of Professional Engineers President-elect Harve Hnatiuk, Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D., and  District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers President Dan Hanlon at the award ceremony.  WASHINGTON (July 14, 2014) – Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS), has been named 2014 Engineer of the Year by the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers (DCSPE). Fleming has led numerous research and intervention initiatives to engage and retain African-American talent in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. She serves as the principal investigator and director of the National Science Foundation-funded Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR-UP), which provides undergraduate STEM students with opportunities to study abroad as well as gain exposure to engineering research within an international setting. “I am deeply humbled and honored that the D.C. Society of Professional Engineers has chosen me as the 2014 Engineer of the Year,” Fleming said. “I look forward to continuing to work together to preserve the future of our engineering profession.” Fleming is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a commissioner of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, as well as a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. About the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers The District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers (DCSPE) is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) for the District of Columbia. The DCSPE dedicates itself to the promotion of the professional engineer and the protection of the public safety, health and welfare of our nation’s capital through outreach and professional development.   ABOUT HOWARD Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at
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