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President of UC’s National Society of Black Engineers aims to improve healthcare overseas

Moriah Henry (electrical engineering, 2021, minor in robotics), aspires to work in a role that improves access to affordable medical devices in other countries.

a college aged female student in a sleeveless blue blouse sits in the atrium of a well-lit, modern building

Moriah Henry (electrical engineering, 2021, minor in robotics), aspires to work in a role that improves access to affordable medical devices in other countries.

“I would love to work for a company whose innovation and resources would allow me to work toward solving this problem, while using my technical background in electronics to do so,” Henry explained.

Henry is this year’s Chapter President for the National Society of Black Engineers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) (Region IV, Mother Region).

“My favorite part of [the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science] is my NSBE Family,” Henry explained. “I love NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) and all that we do.”

Henry has proven herself a strong student leader in many realms leading up to her current presidency: she is a University Honors Scholar and Darwin T Turner Scholar. In addition to the financial support, both University Honors and Turner have program components to ensure student academic success, through graduation, and beyond. That’s a lot of hard work, on top of a rigorous engineering curriculum.

 “Without NSBE, I don't know where I would be today,” she said. “They create a home away from home for me, and that support is vital to my success here.”

Home is important to Henry, and one of the reason she chose UC: she was seeking a top engineering program less than 5 hours’ drive from home in Lima, Ohio.

 “UC offered more potential for financial aid;” Henry said, “and after I stepped foot on campus, I never regretted my decision. “ 

Thus far, Henry has completed three co-op rotations with GE Aviation, in Grand Rapids, MI; Evendale, OH; and Lynn MA (20 minutes outside of Boston). She is currently looking into co-ops for the spring and summer semester, and considering a research experience in Cincinnati.