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Georgia Society of Professional Engineers Selects a Savannah State University Student as Engineering Technology Student of the Year


May 15, 2024

Luke Sanders was recently named the Engineering Technology Student of the Year by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. Sanders, a student at Savannah State University (SSU), is set to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Following his graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in civil engineering. Throughout his time at SSU, Sanders maintained an impressive 4.0 overall grade point average.

In addition to his academic achievements, Sanders has been involved in various National Science Foundation-sponsored projects. These projects have provided him with valuable research experience in machine learning, fluid mechanics, and bridge sustainability. Sanders has also taken part in presentations at Troy University, Purdue University for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), in Washington, D.C. for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship program, and at SSU.

Aside from his academic pursuits, Sanders is actively involved on campus. He serves as the president of SSU’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student organization and is also the secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. As a reliever pitcher for the Tigers Baseball team, Sanders demonstrates his commitment to both academics and athletics.

SSU Interim President Cynthia Alexander expressed pride in Sanders’s achievements, stating that the university expects him to continue excelling in his profession based on his current trajectory. The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers’ recognition of Sanders highlights his remarkable accomplishments as a student at SSU.


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