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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth techniques to determine atmospheric water ice content in clouds and differentiate between types of vegetation within a forest canopy environment. Campbell splits her research time between the University of Michigan’s Radiation Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has published five scholarly papers as the primary author and has given several scholarly talks about her research. She is a NSBE Torchbearer, a GEM Fellow and a Gordon Research Conferences Carl Storm Fellow. In 2007, she was presented with the National GEM Consortium’s Most Promising Ph.D. Fellow in Science Award. Despite her demanding academic schedule, Campbell is deeply involved with the university and the surrounding community. She served as advisor to the vice president of Student Affairs for two years and serves as a peer advisor to first-year graduate students and all GEM Fellows at the University of Michigan. Her commitment to the university community was recognized this past year, when she was awarded both the University of Michigan College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award and the University of Michigan Martin Luther King Spirit Award. responsible behavior and the enjoyment of healthy competition and cooperation. Malcolm has already been accepted into the School of Engineering at historically black Alabama A&M University, where his professors will soon learn that in Malcolm Hooks’ world, “Impossible is nothing.” PrE-CoLLEGE INITIaTIvE STUDENT of THE yEar (fEmaLE) aLExaNDra L. LyDay Senior, Sandra Day O’Connor High School, San Antonio, Texas Alexandra Lyday exemplifies the mission of NSBE. A charter member of the San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr. Chapter, she has held several leadership roles, including membership chair and financial committee chair, and now serves as chapter vice president. Her work did not go unnoticed, as she was awarded the 2008 Bank of America Student Leadership Internship Award. Alexandra donates a large amount of her time to several community service projects, among them: tutoring for the Duke Talent Identification Program and assisting seventh grade students as they prepared to take the SAT; helping the homeless as part of the Nolan Street Bridge project and organizing free SAT/ ACT review classes for San Antonio area high school students, with her NSBE Jr. chapter. Alexandra also competed on her high school’s junior varsity track team. An accomplished artist, as well, she attended the St. Philips College Fine Arts Academy from 2006 to 2008, for college-level training in the visual arts. Alexandra has a 3.6 grade point average and has taken eight Advanced Placement courses over her high school career. She is a National Venture Scholar and was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars in 2008. She intends to obtain a degree in biomedical engineering. PrE-CoLLEGE INITIaTIvE STUDENT of THE yEar (maLE) maLCoLm HookS Senior, Pike High School, Indianapolis, Ind. …Impossible is not a declaration; it’s a dare. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” — Adidas The quote excerpted above, adopted as a personal motto, speaks to the spirit and passion of Malcolm Terrell Hooks, who is an honor student and has a 4.0 grade point average. He was one of only six students selected in 2008 to participate in the highly competitive Rolls-Royce Engineering Pre-College Senior Intern Initiative. During the fall semester of his senior year, he dedicated 15 hours of each week to this work/study program, assisting in the analysis of production acceptance test data in the System Performance and Operability group at Rolls-Royce. Malcolm is also an outstanding athlete in track and field, football, basketball and cross-country and is considered one of the top track athletes in the state. He contributes to his community as a mentor for the NCAA’s Stay in Bounds program, which focuses on the character development of youth in elementary and middle school by emphasizing good sportsmanship, www.nsbe.org PrE-CoLLEGE INITIaTIvE DIrECTor of THE yEar HELEN J. HowELL Founder and Advisor, Martinsville & Henry County NSBE Jr. Chapter, Martinsville, Va. Helen Howell is determined that her students achieve their highest potential. During her 30-year career with the Martinsville City Public Schools in Virginia, Continued on page 122 • march/april 2009 • 121

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Contents
Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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