Dr. Audie Key Thompson is a research assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), a member of the Texas A&M University System. Prior to joining PVAMU in 2011, Thompson served as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Alcorn State University. She is a recipient of several awards and honors. Dr. Thompson was recognized by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund on behalf of the Department of Defense for her work as a coprincipal investigator on the project, PVAMU REU in Membrane Separation, and recognized as a Southern Regional Education Board scholar from 2004 to 2010. She has also served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and USDA.