Engineering Vols won first place in the Academic Technology Bowl at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Fall Region 3 Conference on November 17, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama. This is UT NSBE’s first top win in this competition.
“It feels great,” said Hunter Mann, NSBE telecommunications chair. “It was a very close competition the entire time, and it literally came down to the last question. I’m so glad we were able to bring it home for UT.”
The UT NSBE family enjoyed a memorable time bonding during the conference. They will go on to compete at the national convention March 27-31, 2019, in Detroit.
“We’ll definitely hold more study sessions to prepare for the national conference,” said Mann.
The team included:
- Kendra Jackson, senior in civil engineering and current NSBE president
- Mubuso Nkosi, junior in chemical engineering and current NSBE vice president
- Kassidy Boone, sophomore in mechanical engineering and current NSBE TORCH chair
- Hunter Mann, junior in computer engineering and current NSBE telecommunication chair
- Shannon Sharp, sophomore in mechanical engineering
- Talecia Dyson, senior in civil engineering and current NSBE secretary
The objective of the Academic Technical Bowl is to encourage and showcase academic excellence and understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering. The competition is presented in a “Jeopardy”-style game-show format with multiple choice questions that cover a wide variety of topics, from NSBE and the history of African American scientists and inventors to general engineering and science curricula.