Kareem Muhammad receives the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Most Promising Engineer or Scientist in Industry. Presenting the award is Dr. John J. Tracy, chief technology officer for The Boeing Company and senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology.
Saw his future when he was 12. And then made it happen.
It isn't often that someone can trace the origin of his professional career to a middle school presentation. Kareem Muhammad can; he still has the pamphlet from Westinghouse Electric. Kareem was twelve years old the day two Westinghouse engineers spoke to his class about the endless opportunities in the engineering field. From that day on, Kareem followed every step in the pamphlet's recommended path to becoming an engineer. He was fortunate to have wonderful opportunities to pursue math and science in middle and high school, participating in the Queens Bridge to Medicine program, the Caltech Young Engineering and Science Scholars (YESS) program, and the Horizons Exploration Program (HEP) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Today, Kareem works for Boeing and has been recognized both within the company and by outside organizations for his dedication to and achievements in the field of engineering. He was the recipient of the 2009 Space & Intelligence Systems World-Class Engineering Award for the area of Execution and the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for Most Promising Engineer. He was also honored with a Certificate of Recognition from his Program Director, acknowledging his performance, teamwork, and contributions to a Thermal Systematic Review Team, a two-year effort that resulted in the design and creation of 16 detailed thermal models. He is quick to note, though, that all of this comes from doing what he loves.
Kareem Muhammad -- Boeing Enterprise Auditor, former Thermal Systems Engineer, B.S. Mechanical Engineering M.S. Mechanical Engineering M.S. Systems Architecture and Engineering.
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