CCNY's Ibrahima Fall is a Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow

Ibrahima Fall, a City College of New York student majoring in civil engineering, is a 2024 fellow in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Minority Student Fellowship. The fellowship program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the transportation field and in Transportation Research Board activities.

To ensure that solutions to the nation’s transportation problems address people from a variety of backgrounds, the Transportation Research Board established the Minority Student Fellows Program in 2010 to actively explore research, ideas and solutions from diverse perspectives.

Fall believes the fellowship will provide him with real-world insights into transportation by fostering a valuable professional network, offering hands-on experience and boosting his confidence for future endeavors.

“Throughout my journey, CCNY, particularly the Grove School of Engineering, has been instrumental,” said Fall. “Professor Naresh Devineni, my mentor, has been a guiding light throughout, consistently propelling me in my research endeavors. I must also extend my gratitude to Professor Alison Conway for her nomination and support.”

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Structural Engineer Association of New York City (SEAoNY) and the African Student Union (ASU). He is also associated with the Institute for Responsible Citizenship and The S Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders.

Fall will graduate in 2025 and hopes to pursue a master’s degree in civil engineering.

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