Jaylon King, Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech defensive back Jaylon King, a redshirt junior majoring in civil engineering, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete for the second consecutive season.

King, who is from La Vergne, Tennessee, recently interned at the Foresite Group, a multidisciplinary engineering, planning, design and consulting firm. He has spoken of how his strong interest in drawing translates to civil engineering and designing blueprints. Among his past research was understanding how established OSHA regulations impact safety performance on active construction sites.”

“At the beginning of Global Engineering Leadership, a course that stresses leadership of self and others, Jaylon wrote that one of his personal course goals was to “step up and fulfill team needs.’ ” professor Dr. Lisa Rosenstein said. “Indeed, throughout the semester, Jaylon demonstrated a strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility to his project team. The final peer evaluations he received from his team members were uniformly glowing: each one of them remarked on what a valuable and reliable team member Jaylon was despite his demanding athletic schedule.”

The Military Bowl and 3M are proud to announce the members of the second annual Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“Once again the Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program is shining a light on a remarkable group of student-athletes,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “These young men are leaders on and off the field, taking head on the challenges of rigorous course work while helping their teams every Saturday.”

The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”