An Evening with Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, Wesley L. Harris

Event Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 5:00pm

Join UVA Engineering for a fire-side chat style discussion with Dean Meara Habashi and Dr. Wesley Harris, UVA Engineering aerospace engineering alumnus and the Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT about his pioneering work as an engineer and Dr. King’s legacy. During his time as an undergraduate student at UVA, Dr. Wesley Harris was the first man to finish the Engineering Honors program, first African-American to desegregate the Jefferson Literary & Debating Society, and second African-American to live on the Lawn. In 1963 he was integral to bringing Dr. King to grounds for a lecture series. Please join us for this engaging conversation with one of UVA Engineering’s trailblazers in science and activism.

Presented by UVA Health Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.