On April 12, 2013, I have the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Ohio State University Minority Engineering Program Awards Banquet. As a dyed-in-the-maize-and-blue U-M alum, I know I’ll be in hostile territory, but it will definitely be worth the trip. Ohio State has for years been doing a splendid job of identifying and preparing young people of color to participate in the engineering disciplines. Now THAT’s the kind of Wolverine vs. Buckeye competition I like to see!
The subject of my talk at OSU will be the question: “What’s your hypothesis?” I will challenge the students to think of their career not as a series of pass/fail events, but as a series of experiments, each of which will yield greater understanding, and each of which will prepare them for even greater future accomplishments. I’m looking forward to the event!
Note to self: drive the RED car to Ohio.