Matteson resident Ashley McCray, a University of Pittsburgh sophomore with a major in chemical engineering, was elected as Region II programs chair. | Supplied photo
Updated: May 29, 2013 6:06AM
Ashley McCray, a University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering sophomore with a major in chemical engineering, was elected as Region II Programs Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers at the organization’s 39th annual convention in Indianapolis.
McCray, of Matteson, also received a National Society of Black Engineers General Mills Scholarship at the conference.
The National Society of Black Engineers, with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, the society includes more than 394 college, pre-college, and technical professional/alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. Its mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”