Engineering Alum Wins 2013 Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award

Dr. Haile Lindsay has come full circle. A three-time graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and State University’s College of Engineering, Lindsay has been honored with the 2013 Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award. BEYA recognizes the achievements of diverse leaders and rewards excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Lindsay will receive the Special Recognition Award at the 27th Annual BEYA STEM Conference February 7-9, in Washington, DC.

Lindsay received his bachelor’s (2001), master’s (2003) and doctoral (2007) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from NC A&T State University. He is currently employed at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a Thermal Engineer in the Thermal and Containment Branch within the Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. As a Thermal Engineer, Haile conducts thermal and/or containment reviews over packages or casks with the intent of storing or transporting spent fuel or radioactive material. He also works on the Division’s Knowledge Management Team and has served for the last two years as Coordinator for the 2011 SFST Technical Exchange and 2012 SFST Regulatory Conference.

Lindsay has worked in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer in the Human Resources Training and Development Division as an Instructional Technologist and in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in the Division of Operating Reactor Licensing as a Project Engineer.

“Winning this award is a tremendous honor for me. I live by my mantra: Hard work pays off,” he said. Lindsay serves as the Chapter President of the NRC Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) and a Committee member of the NRC’s Advisory Council for African Americans (ACAA).

Lindsay’s previous work experience included internships with Visteon Corporation in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 2000, the Eglin Air Force Base in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in 2003, and NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2004.