Nehemiah Emaikwu – Neilom Fellow
Nehemiah was formally introduced to the concept of social change as an undergraduate student in a Neilom Foundation-supported Engineering for Social Change course at the University of Maryland. However, he had previously displayed his passion for leading youth through designing and teaching a 4-week summer course to high school students that was based on engineering fundamentals.
Additionally, he has mentored undergraduate students through the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Pi Tau Sigma (PTS). Taking part in organizing “Shaping Your Future,” Nehemiah laid groundwork for an event that will encourage young African American males in undergraduate engineering to continue pursuing their degrees and seeking excellence by connecting them with one another and to professionals in industry.
Many of his experiences have focused on teaching basic engineering principles and mentoring students, as those interactions played a key role in shaping Nehemiah’s current dreams and aspirations. He hopes to inspire the students he works with in the same way. Nehemiah is currently working on his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.