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On March 7, High-Tech Sunday hosts engineering maven Dr. Lashun Massey. She is a project manager for research in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas and runs her own engineering firm, the Lashun King Environmental Group, PLLC.

A longtime promoter of environmental engineering education in under-served and minority communities, Dr. Massey recently authored a book, “The Face of the New Engineer” to help motivate and inspire students to pursue engineering careers. She has also been featured in US Black Engineer magazine’s “Dr. Lashun Thomas Wants You for Environmental Engineering” and in a chapter in the book “A Career in Environmental Engineering” written by Stuart A. Kallen.

High-Tech Sunday’s weekly program is produced by Career Communications Group for thought leaders, students, and professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles.

Dr. Massey has worked as an engineering consultant for companies such as Alcoa, Inc. She is ‘badged’ by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work as a FEMA contractor and has been granted multiple security clearances with the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Massey has also and as a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Other positions she has held during her career include science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) center director at Philander Smith College, program coordinator for the environmental engineering program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University.

As an academic and industry leader, Dr. Massey has demonstrated a commitment to promoting scholarly exchange and the pursuit of communication on the state, national, and international levels. Recently, she was appointed to serve on the Arkansas Drinking Water Advisory and Operator Licensing Committee that advises the Arkansas Department of Health on drinking water issues throughout the state.

She was also approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) to serve as a program evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). She has served on expert panels for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers, and NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems.

Massey received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in engineering from Tennessee State University.

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