When Nikki Gordon stepped on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, she knew there was plenty of opportunity for her. The senior, who is an applied mathematics major and systems engineering minor, says, “Not only were there many opportunities for my success and development, there were also many organizations and resources to support my journey through STEM.”
She knew the diversity at the university would allow her to connect with other minority students in STEM.
Gordon has taken advantage of what Mason has to offer both in and out of the classroom, and this month she was even the “cover-girl” for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) magazine. Racheida Lewis, NSBE’s National Vice Chairperson told her that the magazine staff was looking for a NSBE leader in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area to be on the cover. “Racheida thought I would be perfect for the cover and asked if I was interested,” says Gordon. (more…)