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$1,175 Stanford Linear Accelerator Scholarship Awards

Presented by:
Dr. Christopher Ellis
Program Manager
Atlanta University Center Consortium
Dual Degree Engineering Program

DDEP’s corporate partners recognize students who demonstrate the type of competence prized by industry and the potential to advance the values and guiding principles of the corporation.

*Note: All student year-in-school classifications were for the Spring 2020 semester.

Tyler Houston
Sophomore, Morehouse College
Engineering Focus: Computer Engineering

Kiara Lewis
Spelman College
Major: Chemistry
Engineering Focus: Chemical Engineering




Fourth Year
Engineering Institution: North Carolina Agricultural
and Technical University

Engineering Focus: Electrical Engineering
AUC Institution: Morehouse College
Major: Applied Physics
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Tyler Terrell Houston is a senior at North Carolina A&T State University, majoring in Applied Physics with a dual degree focus in Electrical Engineering. A native of Atlanta, GA, Tyler’s passion for electrical engineering came from a genuine fascination from the advances within tech where he saw electricity and how it is utilized as the fuel behind this revolution. His ultimate goals are to establish his own businesses within tech and other industries while giving back to his community through philanthropy and education, namely as a future professor after his industry career. At North Carolina A&T, Tyler is a leader and role model to all those that he surrounds. He has been involved heavily in mentorship for pre-collegiate youth, K-12, and is very involved within the local Greensboro area. Currently, Tyler serves as the Programs Chairperson for his NSBE chapter, Vice President for Toastmasters, and Treasurer for his organization Aggies for Engineering and Community Enrichment (AECE). Tyler’s exceptional leadership in academia and service have rewarded him the Morehouse College AUC DDEP Excellence Award, Accenture Award, and Most Outstanding 3rd Year Student Award, as well as Chancellor’s List and induction into The Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (Spring ‘19).


Kiara Lewis is a sophomore at Spelman College where she is majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics with a dual degree focus in chemical engineering. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisianna. Lewis is Dean’s List student with numerous accomplishments including 2019 AUCC DDEP achievement and outstanding student awards, scholarship awards from Boeing, Exxon Mobil, and Burger King, and selection as valedictorian of her high school class. She has served as a research assistant at Spelman College, where she executed laser experiments for 2D spectroscopy, as a research assistant at the LSU Medical School, where she assisted with surgery preparation and researched bat brains, and as an intern with the New Orleans Civl Court.  She has been an active volunteer with SisterTalk and WOW, where she worked with middle and high school youth, as well as the Westside Recovery Festival in Atlanta. She has served as president of the Society of Women Engineers, parliamentarian and financial secretary of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and as a member of Spelman Sisters of STEM, the Chemistry Club, and Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society.


Spelman College
Major: Chemistry | Minor: Mathematics
Engineering Focus: Chemical Engineering