About Brandon Hunter
We ended our road trip just about 50 miles northwest of Houston, TX, the birthplace of Re.engineer. At our final stop we met Brandon Hunter, a senior at Prairie View A&M University majoring in mechanical engineering. Brandon is originally from Atlanta, GA and says that when it was time to apply for college, he applied to only one university, the illustrious Prairie View A&M University, and as a graduating senior he does not regret that decision.
We asked Brandon what attending an HBCU means to him personally. His reply was, “attending an HBCU means I can celebrate and continue the legacy of previous engineers and scholars that came before me. An HBCU allowed me to connect more to my history and culture, which helped me discover my self-identity. The supportive environment of my HBCU also means I can share my college experience with like-minded individuals with similar goals to increase black excellence.”
We also asked him about his inspiration to pursue a degree in STEM. “I chose STEM because I am passionate about problem-solving and innovation. I believe there is always an opportunity for improvement. I pursued mechanical engineering because it is a way I can design and create solutions to life’s challenges. I also want to show the scholars that will come after me that pursuing a career in STEM is possible. My inspiration also comes from my ability to defy stereotypes and value my education,“ he said.
Brandon is active on campus and in the community with activities such as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and B.L.A.C.K (Brothers Leading and Cultivating Knowledge). He enjoys volunteering and spending time with family and friends.
Brandon’s favorite quote is “Shoot for the moon even if you miss it, you will land amongst the stars.” Landing among the stars is exactly what Brandon has done. He has completed four internship terms within the petrochemical industry and has already received a full-time employment offer upon graduation.
We are excited to have Brandon join the STEM professional community soon and know that he will be a standout amongst his peers!