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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.Stephanie Luster-Teasley (center) received an Innovation Award at the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year ceremonies in Washington, D.C. “Through my experiences in MSU's Engineering program, I learned how to be an engineering citizen," she said.

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 and environmental 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.

Spartan Engineering two-time graduate Stephanie Luster-Teasley is chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina A & T.