Inspiring Successful Engineers, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Joseph Nguyen, an OSU senior from Oklahoma City triple majoring in computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been selected as this year’s honored mentor for Inspiring Successful Engineers, a program that pairs successful upperclassmen engineering students with incoming freshmen.
“Joseph stood out from among a group of several dozen mentors in the program,” said Lance Minis, director of Student Academic Services in the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. “Joseph was a very good mentor both in terms of how he related to his mentee, and how he responded to and communicated with the managers of the CEAT mentoring program. He was active and involved in all aspects of the program, thus providing an excellent example for other mentors to follow.”
Because both Nguyen and his mentee, Duron Scruggs, are such ambitious young men, they had similar goals and related well with each other. Every time they got together, they would discuss their progress toward attaining their goals. Scruggs described Nguyen as a hard-working student who inspired him, through example, to do his best.
“Joseph is a triple-major, one of which is engineering,” Nguyen said. “Because he had so much to do for all his majors, he was highly organized. He was a great role-model for me in that regard. He taught me how to be a successful engineering student by sharing tips on time management and studying.”
About the Program: Inspiring Successful Engineers matches successful upperclassmen in engineering with incoming freshmen to help them assimilate to college and prepare for the rigorous study of engineering.