Samuel Truesdale

Samuel Truesdale


Manager of Employee Development
Engineering Business Improvement Organization
Rolls-Royce Corporation

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Samuel attended and graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Purdue University with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Thesis Option. Samuel is currently the Manager of Engineering Employee Development and the Engineering Education Council Chair for the Rolls-Royce Corporation. He also serves as on the American Society for Engineering Education: Diversity Council, the College and Industry Partnership (CIP) Program Chair and Chair elect, Management Team member for the Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration, and the National Collaborative Task Force on Engineering Graduate Education Reform and on the Corporate Members Council Board of Directors. Mr. Truesdale is a member of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) National Steering Committee, the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) National Advisory Board, the Purdue University Engineering Education Advisory Council, the Purdue University President’s Executive Roundtable and an advisor to both Tennessee State University and Alabama A&M University Business and Industry Advisory Clusters.

Samuel was also honored by receiving The 2005 Black Engineer of The Year Awards Modern Day Technology Leader / GEM Student Leadership Award and was distinguished by Ebony Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30: Young Leaders for the Year 2006”.

Be inspired by the accomplishments of others and the limitations placed before you. Be passionate about helping others achieve the same if not more than you have. Be driven by the desire to achieve above and beyond what is expected of you and believe that your achievements can open the doors of opportunity for others. For, you truly do not know where you are in this world, unless you can tell someone else how to get there.

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