The District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers (DCSPE) recently named Lorraine Fleming Ph.D., interim dean of the Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, its 2014 Engineer of the Year. 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, which provides undergraduate STEM students with opportunities to study abroad as well as gain exposure to engineering research within an international setting. 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.
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