National Society of Black Engineers UI Chapter Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series
The Story of Success: A Successful Blend of Academic and Industry Experience
5 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Idaho Commons – Clearwater–Whitewater Room
Free dinner will be served.
NSBE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an educative, informative and inspiring talk that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire our students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones championed by our chosen speakers.
Kimberly Cross, Ph.D.
, Ph.D., is the chief operating officer of and systems engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Kimberly Cross, Ph.D., received her bachelor’s from the University of California Riverside in chemical engineering with a concentration in chemistry. Additionally, Cross obtained a master’s in chemical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles with a concentration in Semiconductor Manufacturing, and later a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from UCLA specializing in the fabrication of materials with nano-sized features for alternative energy applications. Cross is currently employed as a systems engineering at Northrop Grumman Corporation-Aerospace Systems within Engineering & Global Product Development as a principal investigator and project manager on multiple internal research efforts. Recently she was awarded the 2017 Northrop Grumman Space Park Research and Development Center of Excellence Engineering Excellence award winner.
Currently Cross is the Region 6 Advisory Board Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers providing mentorship and guidance to the regional executive board members within the 13 states of the western region. During her NSBE tenure Cross has served on the chapter, regional and national level as chapter vice president and chapter president at University of California Riverside, Region VI Southern Vice Chairperson, Region VI Chairperson and National Convention Chairperson for the 35th Annual Convention in 2009.