About

A track and field star in his undergraduate years, UMBC Hall of Fame member Huguens has continued to use the lessons he learned as an athlete to tackle many of the challenges he has faced professionally on his path to becoming an engineer. Both an exceptional athlete and academic, he has received numerous awards for his work on and off the field. He has been an NSF MIRTHE Fellow, NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow, NCAA Division I All-American Track & Field Athlete, and was named a Verizon District II Academic All-American two years in a row. He is a talented engineer, but may be best known for a tremendous artistic achievement. Following the earthquake that devastated his home country of Haiti, Huguens, his brother and their friends set out to capture on film the joy and resilience of the country and its people. The documentary Lift Up has won several national and international awards, including the 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival Documentary Directing Award. Lunch one day?