Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Teaching Associate
Computer Science, B.S., Morehouse College
Morehouse Culturally Relevant Computer Lab
Morehouse Presidential Ambassador
President of National Society of Black Engineers
Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth with STEM Mentor
Nathan Lee Roy Harris is a first-year graduate student at The Ohio State University, Department of Engineering Education. He recently graduated cum laude from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia obtaining a Bachelors in Computer Science as a Gates Millennium Scholar.
His current research is the intersection of broadening participation in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the impact Summer K-12 Computer Science programs have on influencing students on pursuing computer science careers. Having three internships at Google, Nathan realized there is a need to increase the representation of underrepresented people in tech spaces.
Nathans ties run deep in the Scarlet and Gray. He is the fourth generation to attend the Ohio State University. A tradition in which he is honored to continue.
Nathan is passionate about giving back to his community. Upon receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship, he founded the Claiming My No Debt College Education College Preparedness Workshop which focuses on providing resources to students grades 5-12 and parents/guardians to help prepare them for the financial, social, medical and emotional aspects of preparing for Post-Secondary Education and Entrepreneurship. Nathan currently serves as the Youth Minister at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, appointed by the late Dr. Charles Edward Booth. He is also a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers where he has been an active member for over 10 years. Nathan has always recognized that he is his ancestors wildest dreams and the work that he seeks to accomplish is for the generations to come.
Recently, he was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that is a highly prestigious fellowship awarded to Graduate Students who show immense promise as researchers and leaders in STEM fields. Nathan is someone who can make change and is the proof that we can be the change we want to see in our future. Upon completing his PhD, he seeks to do consulting for school systems that desire to implement computer science courses that are catered toward their school and community.