Calvin Mackie

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Calvin Mackie (born 1967)[1] is an American award-winning mentor, motivational speaker, and successful entrepreneur. He is the older brother of actor Anthony Mackie.

Education[edit]

Mackie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mackie graduated from McDonogh #35 Senior High School in 1985; McDonogh #35 was the first high school for African Americans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mackie approached recruiters for the Georgia Institute of Technology while attending a college recruitment fair in New Orleans, LA. After inquiry regarding his preference for engineering, he was then directed to the recruiters for Morehouse College. Granted conditional admission to Morehouse, Calvin began a remedial reading course during his first semester at the college. Graduating on time, Calvin concurrently earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1990 through a dual-degree program offered between the institutions. Mackie matriculated at Georgia Tech, completing a Master of Science in 1992 and a Ph.D. in 1996, both in Mechanical Engineering.

Career[edit]

Academia[edit]

Following graduation Dr. Mackie joined the faculty at Tulane University where he continued to pursue research related to heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy efficiency and renewable energy until the Engineering Program was discontinued in 2006.[2]

In 2002, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. His research and education efforts have resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications and external federal, state and private funding. A professional speaker, in 1992 he co-founded Channel ZerO, an educational and motivational consulting company and has presented to numerous civic, educational institutions and Fortune 500 corporations.

In 2004–2005, he was a visiting professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Mackie is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi National Honor Societies.

He is currently a Lifetime Member of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Louisiana Recovery Authority[edit]

Most recently, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco appointed Dr. Mackie to the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA),[3] the guiding agency to lead the state's rebuilding efforts following the catastrophic Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. As an ambassador of the LRA and a guest of the U.S. Embassy, he traveled to the country of Kuwait and appeared on Good Morning Kuwait and in numerous international Arab newspapers.[4] As a resident of pre and post-Katrina New Orleans, Dr. Mackie has also been featured prominently on HBO as a commentator on Spike Lee’s documentary on the Katrina disaster entitled “When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts”; and has appeared on other national and local news shows talking about Katrina, including the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer,[5] and the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Patents and Publications[edit]

In November 1999, Benjamin Hall Thomas and Dr. Mackie received a patent on a device to retrofit luggage stowbins on 737 and 757 Boeing commercial airliners. (see patent summary) .[6] Dr. Mackie also authored the following scholarly journals:

  • Semi-analytic Solutions for Freezing Induced by Evaporative Cooling[7]
  • Effect of Environmental Phase Characteristics on the Discharge of a Thermal Storage System[8]
  • Semi-analytic Solutions for Freezing Induced by Evaporative Cooling[7]
  • Convective Stability of a Particle-laden Fluid System in the Presence of Solidification[9]

Dr. Mackie is the author of the motivational book: "A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business." [10]

Awards[edit]

Mackie has won numerous awards including:

  • The 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring[11]
  • The 2003 National Title - "One Distinguished Graduate for Louisiana"
  • The 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Award for College Level Educator[12]
  • The 2002 New Orleans Data News Weekly Trailblazer Award
  • The Pi Tau Sigma/ASME Excellence in Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering for 2000 and 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/03/arts/television/03leve.html?pagewanted=all
  2. ^ "Tulane University Department of Mechanical Engineering". Tulane University. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Louisiana Recovery Authority". State of Louisiana. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  4. ^ "New Orleans visitor expresses gratitude to Kuwait". Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). 2006-04-18. Archived from the original on 2006-12-10. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  5. ^ "President Bush Visits Gulf Coast for Katrina Anniversary". PBS.org. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  6. ^ Calvin Mackie (1998-02-25). "Overhead aircraft luggage bin with safety mechanism". United States Patient Office. 
  7. ^ a b Calvin Mackie (March 2001). "Semi-analytic Solutions for Freezing Induced by Evaporative Cooling". International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 44 (6): 1161–1170. doi:10.1016/S0017-9310(00)00154-X. 
  8. ^ Calvin Mackie (August 2001). "Effect of Environmental Phase Characteristics on the Discharge of a Thermal Storage System". Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. 
  9. ^ Calvin Mackie (1999-06-29). "Convective Stability of a Particle-laden Fluid System in the Presence of Solidification". International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 43 (9): 1617–1627. doi:10.1016/S0017-9310(99)00226-4. 
  10. ^ Mackie, Calvin (November 2005). A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business. Acanthus Publishing. pp. 138pp. ISBN 0-9754810-3-7. 
  11. ^ "President Bush Honors Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring". National Science Foundation. Retrieved 2007-02-03. 
  12. ^ "2002 Black Engineer of the Year Awards". Career Communications, Inc. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2006-02-02.