Karl Reid with students, 1984

Karl Reid
Photo: Calvin Campbell/MIT News Office. Courtesy MIT Museum

MIT senior Karl Reid with pre-college students, 1984

Karl Reid ‘84, SM ‘85 followed in his brother Keith Reid’s (MIT Class of 1979) footsteps to MIT, earning his Bachelors and Masters degrees in materials science. Reid joined the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) during his first year at MIT, later ascending to the top student post as the organization’s national chair for the 1984-85 term. He currently serves as Executive Director of NSBE. 

Timeline: 1980s
School: School of Science
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Life: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Career: CommunityEngineeringScience
Object: Image
Collection: Administrators, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Mentorship, Recruitment, Students