At the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Dr Akpa had a chance to sit down with one of the student leaders from the Minority Affairs Committee Student Leadership Development Initiative. In this interview, Jakari Jackson, a senior undergraduate at Prairie View A&M, shared his thoughts on leadership in his student chapter and his passion for chemical engineering as a tool for navigating the world. Jakari was one of several students who received a Minority Serving Institutions’ Student Travel Grant to attend the annual meeting. Our thanks to the AICHE Annual Fund and Doing a World of Good campaign for supporting this initiative!
Dr Akpa was 2017 Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) and remains engaged with mentoring and leadership development activities as 2018 Past Chair of MAC.