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Karl Henry Receives Noble Laureate Award



Karl Henry, electronics instructor and chair of the engineering technology division at J.F. Drake State Technical College, has been recognized as a 2012 Noble Laureate by the National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO).

Henry was chosen for the award due to his contributions to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.  The award was presented at the NAFEO Distinguished Alumni Gala in Washington, D.C., in March. 

Henry is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award as the 2009 Technical Faculty Member of the Year for the State of Alabama.  He has been recognized nationally as an innovator in his field for a research project in Field Programmable Gateway Arrays (FPGAs).  Under his supervision, Drake students developed a renewable energy project that was presented at the 2012 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM.  

          Henry has been with Drake State since 1993.  He previously worked for General Electric Medical Systems Group.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from the University of Alabama and a master’s in industrial and technology education from Alabama A&M University.

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