Feb. 26, 2018
Stephanie Luster-Teasley receives Innovation Award at 2018 Black Engineer of the Year ceremonies
Stephanie Luster-Teasley, a two-time graduate of the MSU College of Engineering, was honored with an Innovation Award during the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year ceremonies in February in Washington, D.C.
The award recognized her development of the 2010 4-H National Science Day Experiment, her excellence in teaching and mentoring at North Carolina A&T State University, and her patents for water treatment technology. She is chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at NC A&T in Greensboro, N.C.
Luster-Teasley received a master's degree in 2000 and a PhD in 2003 in civil engineering from MSU.
“Through my experiences in MSU's Engineering program, I learned how to be an engineering citizen,” she said. “Now, as a faculty member at a university, my efforts in teaching, research, and service focuses on increasing the diversity of students pursuing engineering degrees and being an advocate for change.
“At MSU, I gained an appreciation for understanding multiple cultures and getting to know people for their unique qualities. Michigan State prepared me to broaden my impact as a leader in engineering,” she added.
A long-time supporter of the MSU College of Engineering, she volunteers for and advises the MSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Advisory Board.