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MSU’s Yacob Astatke Wins Coveted BEYA Award

Dr. Yacob Astatke

Yacob Astatke, D.Eng., interim associate dean for Undergraduate Studies at Morgan State University’s School of Engineering, has been selected for the 2016 College-Level Promotion of Education Award by Career Communications Group. The award will be presented at the Black Engineer of the Year Award’s (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference in Philadelphia. Dr. Astatke was selected for this national recognition because of …

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Five Morgan Students Designated As University Innovation Fellows

University Innovation Fellows

After completing a rigorous six-week training, five Morgan State University students were named as University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The five students, Morgan’s “Leadership Circle,” are among 150 select students from 52 institutions of higher education nationwide. Morgan was one of only two Maryland universities to have students named as Fellows for …

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Morgan Professor Wins Innovator of the Year Award


  Dr. Lee recognized for a second time this year for his CycloBurn Combustion System ™ Morgan State University professor and lab director Dr. Seong Lee has been named a 2015 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record. Dr. Lee was recognized for his Cycloburn Combustion System ™. The innovative system produces energy from waste biomass, in particular poultry …

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STEM Concepts Drive NTC’s Summer Programs

Delana Penn TTI

The engineering ruler fascinated the teachers in the Teacher Transportation Institute, who learned just what that three-sided instrument was for as they created a traffic roundabout to scale. High school students in the Summer Transportation Institute were similarly amazed by the concepts that go into creating a roundabout. Both groups were part of innovative summer programs hosted by the National …

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Morgan Professor Produces Energy from Waste and Receives $100,000 Maryland Innovation Award

Dr. Seong W. Lee

CycloBurn Combustion System™ Provides Relief to Poultry Farmers and Protects Environment Morgan State University professor and lab director for the School of Engineering’s Industrial and Systems Engineering department, Dr. Seong W. Lee, and his research team are the recipients of a $100,000 Phase 1 award from the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) to transition his CycloBurn Combustion System™ from prototype to commercialization. The innovative new system …

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NEW RESEARCH: Recycled Road Material Provides Support Baby Oysters Need


– Research Could Help Improve Oyster Populations and Benefit Watermen – For Immediate Release: APRIL 21, 2015 Contact:  Clinton R. Coleman, 443-885-3022 Nancy Jackson, 443-885-3666 Research conducted at Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental Aquatic and Research Lab (PEARL) shows that recycled concrete from road projects can be used to create habitat for oysters without harming the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay. The study, …

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Morgan Student Named University Innovation Fellow

Credit Ben Colman for Epicenter

Adrien Feudjio, a junior electrical engineering major at Morgan, has been named a University Innovation Fellow. After completing a rigorous 6-week training program and meeting with fellow candidates in Silicon Valley, he is ready to work with fellow Morgan students to increase campus engagement with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking, and venture creation. Last year, another Morgan student, Jaime Arribas Starkey-El, …

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Transportation Internship Program Propels Students into the Workforce

Transportation Internship Program Students

Eight graduate students specializing in transportation at Morgan State University recently completed a yearlong internship program designed to prepare them for successful careers as analysts or planners in their field. The program, a joint initiative of Morgan and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), has been a model of workforce development for more than 30 years. Students in the MDOT-MSU …

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