Alumnus Terriance Woodard Receives General Motors' "Boss" Kettering Award for Innovation
Terriance Woodard is a Spring 2003, Computer Science graduate from the B-CU College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Woodard also received a master's degree in Information Systems Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2006.
Currently, Woodard is an IT Solutions Architect with General Motors, IT Innovation Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He most recently received the Boss Kettering Award, the most prestigious award offered by General Motors to engineers that have contributed groundbreaking innovation within the company.
"I received this award for architecting and developing an application called 'Mechanical Characterization Virtual Matching' (MCVM). This application serves the purpose of bringing transmission control module programming in-house to GM, thereby reducing vendor dependencies and operating costs for the company," said Woodard. On behalf of GM, Woodard received a software patent for the MCVM application.
Woodard shares gratitude for his achievements and acknowledges B-CU Professor, Dr. Morrison Obeng for his mentoring influence. "I am honored to have been a student of Dr. Obeng. I learned a great deal under his instruction," he said.
Woodard also has received the Modern Day Technology Leader Award during the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Conference, held in Washington D.C.