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During her tenure as an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Terri Norton has spent more than ten years serving as a mentor.

Her impact is demonstrated through her work as faculty advisor and counselor for NSBE, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Most notably, she was instrumental in the founding of the UNL Earthquake Engineering Research Institute student chapter, offering an opportunity for students to expand upon what they learn in class through the international Seismic Design Competition.

She has engaged students in research by developing study abroad and service projects related to disasters in the U.S. and Japan.

Her contributions to disaster recovery and hazard mitigation education are a reflection of her dedication to ensuring that underrepresented minorities are represented.

Dr. Terri Norton passion for mentoring students as well as younger faculty members have earned her the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year College-Level Promotion of Education Award.

Some of her favorite books are The Pact by Dr. Davis, Winners Don’t Quit, Now They Call Me Doctor by Pamela McCauley-Bell and Born to Run by Christopher McDougal. She has an identical twin sister who is also an engineer.

“Her background is electrical engineering and she works in the aerospace industry. She is a real rocket scientist,” Dr. Norton says.

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