National Society of Black Engineers honors Reginald Rogers
Reginald Rogers recognized for educational impact in the classroom, research lab and as student-mentor
Reginald Rogers, a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been awarded the Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year award by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The award is given annually to a collegiate faculty member who has demonstrated commitment to advancing education in engineering, science or mathematics. The assistant professor of chemical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering is being recognized for academic and research achievements and for mentoring students as adviser to the campus’ student chapter of the NSBE.
Rogers will receive the award at the society’s upcoming conference and annual convention taking place March 24 in Pittsburgh. Named after the late Janice Lumpkin, a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the award is given to a faculty member at an institution of higher education that embodies her dedication to research, teaching and service, as well as her inspiration as a role model to African-American scholars.
In 2016, Rogers was the recipient of the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of RIT’s most prestigious teaching awards for faculty who have taught three years or less. Rogers has expertise in lithium ion and sodium ion battery systems and adsorption using carbon nanotubes for environmental applications and chemical/biological sensors. His work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and as part of text books about lithium ion battery technologies. Of his many awards, Rogers was named Partner of the Year by RIT’s Multicultural Center for Academic Success for his work both in and out of the classroom mentoring undergraduate students in STEM programs.
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Packaging solutions improve product shelf life and sustainability
Images of plastic bags and bottles clogging beaches and oceans have some calling for a ban on all such products. But packaging experts say it’s not that easy to eliminate a highly effective material. Instead, researchers at RIT are looking to strike a balance: Find a way to produce plastics that retain their best qualities and yet are more environmentally friendly.
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Student Spotlight: Participating in the ASCE Concrete Canoe competition
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RIT hosts 2019 Upstate NY Regional Student Conference on April 19 and 20 at Polisseni Center
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Connections: Reshaping Rochester - Diversity in the architecture profession
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Nana-Yaw Andoh, assistant professor of architecture.