Je'aime Powell Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Awards


By Bill Daehler
Winter 2013

CReSIS’ Je’aime (Jamie) Powell of Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) was recently honored with an award at the 2013 Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

Powell won the award for Student Leadership at the graduate level. Other award winners came from prestigious positions in private industries, universities, military and government.

Je'aime Powell

Photo: Je'aime Powell, of ECSU, at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

Powell earned his undergraduate degree from ECSU in computer science. He also earned a Master’s from ECSU in mathematics with a concentration in remote sensing. He is currently the ECSU Grid Manager and is pursuing a Ph.D. in computer information systems at NOVA Southeastern University. Powell also works with the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER), a CReSIS partner.

“Je’aime Powell’s work as GRID manager has been indispensable,” said Dr. Linda Hayden, Associate Director of Education and ECSU Operations. “Even more impressive is his excitement about CReSIS science and his opportunity to contribute.”

At ECSU, Powell also acts as a mentor for undergraduates on the Polar Grid Team and in the REU program, as well as teaching younger students in middle school and high school about remote sensing and other STEM fields.

“He transmits his enthusiasm to CReSIS summer REU and academic year students as he mentors them through projects, which apply cyber-infrastructure concepts to Polar Science research,” said Dr. Hayden.

The Black Engineer of the Year Awards were hosted from February 9-13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. A profile of Powell was featured in a recent addition of US Black Engineer and Information Technology.

Photo: Je'aime Powell, of ECSU, at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

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