FSU Materials Engineering Special Seminar to Feature Four FSU Alums

Nov 16, 2020 10:45 AM

FSU’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the FSU Department of Physics and Engineering will host a virtual materials engineering seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Titled “From Materials Engineering Capstone Project Success to a Current Career in the Defense Industry and/or Engineering,” the special seminar will feature FSU alumni Kamaron Cheatham, Amber Eure, Kimera Peterson and Taqi Robinson.

This is great opportunity for students who are interested in studying general engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as acquiring career information about top-notch defense company, government and graduate school opportunities.

Cheatham graduated from FSU with his bachelor’s in materials engineering. While at FSU, he held positions as treasurer and vice president of FSU’s chapter of NSBE. He works at Northrop Grumman as a process engineer, producing semiconductors. Cheatham is also working toward Green Belt Certification and plans to work in R&D and production. In his spare time, he gives back to the community by participating in STEM outreach and mentoring engineering students through the College Bound Foundation.

Eure majored in engineering with a concentration in materials engineering at FSU and graduate Cum Laude. She participated in STEM Outreach and FSU’s chapter of NSBE, where she served as secretary. She was also a developmental math instructor and a math and physics tutor. Eure is employed with the government as an engineer at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. She recently became certified as a quality process analyst with the American Society of Quality. Eure plans to pursue a master’s in material science and engineering.

Peterson was a materials engineering major. She was president and a student advisor for FSU’s chapter of NSBE and the chapter president of the Kappa Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, as well as a member of the American Chemical Society, Lady B.U.G.S. and Black Student Alliance. Peterson also served as a peer mentor for ORIE, a developmental mathematics instructor, and a math and physics tutor. She is working toward a master’s in structural engineering at Morgan State University while taking construction management courses to prepare for her PMP license.

Robinson graduated from FSU with a major in materials engineering and a minor in math. While at FSU, he was a member of the Lambda Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and FSU’s chapter of NSBE and spent time modeling for the Paparazzi Perfect modeling team. Robinson is in the process of joining the U.S. Air Force. He plans to earn his master’s in civil engineering and acquire a job in architecture.

For assistance in entering the virtual meeting event, contact Dr. Zhen Liu at zliu@frostburg.edu or Amirah Townsend at avtownsend0@frostburg.edu



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