March 29, 2014 Download Announcement
CT Consultants’ congratulates Tajudeen Bakare, P.E. who was presented with the National Society of Black Engineers’ 2014 Professional Technologist of the Year Award at this year’s 17th Annual NSBE Golden Torch Awards held in Nashville, TN on March 29, 2014 The NSBE Golden Torch Awards are the top honor given by the National Society of Black Engineers. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that exemplify NSBE’s ideals of academic excellence, professional success and dedication to the advancement of the black community.
Tajudeen Bakare has more than 29 years’ combined engineering experience involving highway bridge structures; transportation projects including consulting engineering; structural design; construction document preparation; client management; business development; project delivery and project management. One of his achievements and diverse designs can be found in the bridges of the I-70/I-75 System Interchange Reconstruction Design in Dayton, Ohio. Bakare received both his Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering (1985) and Master of Engineering in structural engineering (1988) from the City College of New York of the City University of New York. He has earned Professional Engineer licenses in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Bakare is a proud single parent of two sons: Ameen, 30, a civil engineer, and Azeez, 25, an architect. Taj is an active member of the Central Ohio NSBE Professionals chapter (CONPC) in NSBE’s Region IV, as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers and several other civil engineering organizations. He was featured in “AE Members on the Move” in the Winter 2010/2011 Issue of NSBE Magazine; in the 6th Edition of “Who’s Who in Black Columbus,” and in CNN Money Magazine’s “Best Jobs in America” in 2010. His peers in CONPC have named him Member of the Year twice, for 2007–2008 and 2010–2011. Bakare serves as program director of the Association for Bridge Construction and Design, Central Ohio Region; and on the Second Ward Community Initiative board of the City of Delaware, Ohio, where he resides.
The National Society of Black Engineers is the premier organization serving African Americans in engineering and technology. As a technical community service association, NSBE is the link between the African American community and the world of technology. NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of professionals, students and pre-college students. The mission the founders set forth in 1975, “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community,” has blossomed into an organization with chapters worldwide.