Vinskey Louissaint was named Outstanding Senior in Engineering Technology by the Newark College of Engineering.
Vinskey is a scholar in the Albert Dorman Honors College with a 3.8 grade-point average. He also belongs to the National Society of Black Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Though his major is engineering technology, Vinskey does research in biomedical engineering. As part of the BioMEMs Research Institute at NJIT, he designed a device that detects cellular communication. His professors say Vinskey shows ingenuity in approaching engineering problems and has a sound work ethic.
He is also deeply committed to community service. He has, for instance, worked as a tutor for students who attended Trio Upward Bound, a summer program at NJIT. He also mentored high students who competed in the First Robotics Competition. And he’s so good at his major, that he tutored his fellow engineering technology students at NJIT.
He is secretary of the student chapter of Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for engineering technology, and he belongs to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
“In my 14 years at NJIT,” says Professor Ron Rockland, “I’ve met very few students who possess as many attributes as Vinskey. He combines a high GPA, an outstanding desire to learn and a real commitment to community service.”
(By Robert Florida, University Web Services)