Robert P. Pinckney, 1952
Robert P. Pinckney '52, SM '56 earned both his Bachelor's (1952) and his Master's (1956) in Electrical Engineering from MIT. By 1969, he was working on the Apollo Project as a project engineer on the Digital Computation Group operations staff.
As an upcoming engineer, being Black should not be your first concern. It doesn't matter what your color is or what race you are-- companies pay more attention to what you can do.