Lance Davis



Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Lance grew up proud of his blackness. From an early age, he was inspired by his grandfather who was one of the only black electrical engineers in the entire city of Chicago during his career. Lance knew he wanted to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and attend a school that would both fuel his passion for engineering and celebrate his culture. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Scholar chose to attend North Carolina A&T State University for its elite engineering program and has been extremely happy about his decision. During his time at NCA&T, Lance has conducted machine learning research at Stanford, studied abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil & Seoul, South Korea, and was initiated into the Alpha Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He has also interned at Exelon Nuclear, Apple, and Microsoft. His HBCU has continued to foster his desire to make a positive impact on the world and achieve in every field of human endeavor. Lance plans to begin his career in product management before eventually venturing to create his own startup combining computer hardware software disciplines.


Intel Innovation Scholar

Apple HBCU Scholar

Executive Leadership Council Scholar

TMCF Scholar

Professional/Academic Programs


AKIMBO Emerging Leader

Internships + Offers

Electrical Engineering Intern at Exelon Nuclear

Software engineering intern at Apple (2x)

Product Management Intern at Apple

Investment Intern at Greycroft

Incoming Program Manager Intern at Microsoft


Machine Learning Research at Stanford University

Machine Learning / Computer Vision Research at North Carolina A&T

Independent Projects

Served as the Chief Technical Officer of a fashion brand for 1 year.

Experiences Abroad

Participated in a smart agriculture experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil hosted by John Deere. I learned about using the Internet of Things to assist farmers in optimizing crop productivity.

Seoul, South Korea (Cut short due to COVID-19)

Academic Honors

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society


1st prize winner at N.C. A&T Hackathon in 2018