Laster works as a structural engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District. He graduated from Jackson State in 2007.
In the BEYA Award’s 24-year history, less than 700 professionals have achieved the distinction of being a Black Engineer of the Year honoree.
Laster, a native of Bay Springs, Miss., will receive the award at the BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference on Feb. 20, 2010, in Baltimore.
Jackson State’s undergraduate civil engineering program is fully accredited by the Engineering Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.