Tamara Floyd Smith
Tamara Floyd Smith
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University
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Tamara Floyd Smith has been a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Tuskegee University for more than 17 years.  She instructs courses at all levels from freshman to doctoral.  In addition to conducting traditional scientific research, she has actively engaged in engineering education research with a focus on the relationship between belonging and student engagement.  Dr. Floyd-Smith has also been actively engaged in K-12 activities which integrate teaching, research and outreach.  She has worked with hundreds of K-12 students in both urban and rural settings. Dr. Floyd-Smith completed requirements for her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Tuskegee University in 1996 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998 and 2001, respectively.

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