Professor Michael Whitt speaks about his passions for sports and supporting the Cal Poly community while accepting the MLK Legacy Award in January 2023.

Cal Poly Biomedical engineering Professor Michael Whitt was genuinely surprised when he accepted the MLK Legacy Awards at the 7th annual MLK Jr. Legacy Event in January alongside student leader Nailah DuBose. That evening, he was running late — he was helping a student after class — and didn’t anticipate that Professor Camille O’Bryant would call his name or list his extensive accomplishments to the audience: earning an MBA in addition to a doctorate, holding multiple medical patents, launching trailblazing curriculum at multiple institutions, and supporting students as the advisor to Cal Poly’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

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