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Dr. Sylvanus Wosu receives NAMEPA Outstanding Minority Engineering Program Administrator Award

MAITLAND, Fla. (January 25, 2012) ... The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) has selected Dr. Sylvanus Wosu as the 2012 NAMEPA Outstanding Minority Engineering Program Administrator Award recipient for his volunteerism and service to the organization. Dr. Wosu serves as Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

The NAMEPA Outstanding Minority Engineering Program Administrator Award was established to honor members that have made exceptional contributions in pre-college enrichment, recruitment, leadership and retention. Recognizing and honoring members for their service in college level administration to increasing the participation of minorities in engineering disciplines. The award recognizes Dr. Wosu, who inspires others to make service a central part of their lives, recognizes individuals and organizations that have achieved this standard.

NAMEPA is a national network of educators and representatives from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians earning degrees in engineering. As a recognized authority in minority engineering education, NAMEPA promotes the professional development of its members and serves as an advocate for and resource to those programs and organizations that seek to recruit, educate, and employ diverse engineering talent.

NAMEPA is very grateful and humbled by Dr. Wosu's humanitarian efforts and life-long dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Wosu will recognize at the 33rd Annual NAMEPA National Conference in Scottsdale, AZ at the closing Awards Banquet on Friday, January 27, 2012.

For more information about NAMEPA, visit:  http://www.namepa.org .


Contact: Paul Kovach