29th Annual BEYA STEM Conference Returns To Washington, D.C

BEYA is the nation’s largest annual gathering of STEM professionals and leaders committed to increasing minorities in the technology workforce.
By: Career Communications Group
 
BALTIMORE - Dec. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Hosted by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Lockheed Martin Corporation, the 29th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference will take place on February 5-7, 2015 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Although African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, they earned just 5.2 percent (3,673) of the engineering degrees awarded to U.S. citizens (70,749) in 2006. The purpose of the BEYA STEM Conference is to shed light on the underrepresentation of all minorities in the STEM industry, and to honor the successful modern-day minority inventors, technical innovators, gifted scientists, budding engineers, and high-level managers and executives whose careers are "Going Beyond the Limits" in private industry, government agencies, and the military, and who are living proof of the benefits of opening doors to opportunity.

This three-day event continues to bring together about 8,000 attendees, including students, college administrators, recruiters, engineering and IT professionals, scientists, and high-level decision-makers from the corporate, government, and military communities, in an effort to broaden diversity in this country's technical and scientific work forces.

The conference's prestigious awards ceremony continues to provide employers with the unique opportunity to acknowledge and share the achievements of minorities who are leaders in the fields of math, science, engineering, and information technology and who often have overcome a landscape of personal challenge, social inequity, and workplace immobility.

The recipients of the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards are:

Black Engineer of the Year
Edward Welburn
Vice President, Global Design
General Motors Company

Career Achievement - Government
Jacqueline Toussaint-Barker
Chief, Commander's Action Group
Air Force Research Laboratory

Career Achievement - Industry
Ernest Levert
Lockheed Martin Fellow
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Community Service
Debra Coleman
Senior Electrical Systems Engineer
The Boeing Company

Corporate Promotion of Education
Tizoc Loza
Corporate Manager, Supplier Diversity
Programs/HBCU/MI/Gov't Relations
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Corporate Promotion of Education

Gayla Turner McMichael
Outreach and Diversity Program Manager
U.S. Army AMRDEC

Dave Barclay Affirmative Action
Ozzie Pierce
Interim Vice President, Global Diversity and Employee Rights
Global Diversity and Employee Rights, Human Resources

Deans' Award
Marvin Carr
Systems Engineer & Project Manager
Innovative STEM Solutions, LLC

Most Promising Engineer - Government
Andre Douglas
Naval Architect/Salvage Engineering Response Team Duty Officer
U.S.  Coast Guard

Most Promising Engineer – Industry
Jane Odero
Senior Systems Engineer II
Raytheon Company

Most Promising Engineer - Industry
Anthony Plummer, Ph.D.
Section Supervisor
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Outstanding Technical Contribution - Government
Marc Fulson
Acting Deputy Branch Chief
U.S.  Air Force

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Government
Doretha Green
Technical Manager, Industrial Engineer, GS-13
U.S. Army

Outstanding Technical Contribution - Industry
Daby Sow, Ph.D.
Exploratory Clinical Analytics and Systems
IBM Research

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry
Philip Lovell
Fellow Mechanical Engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

President's Award
Carol Bennett
Senior Program Manager
General Dynamics

Professional Achievement – Government
Tiffany Rivera
Program Element Monitor
U.S. Air Force

Professional Achievement - Government
Michael Sterling, Ph.D.
Chief, Water Management & Infrastructure Safety Branch H&H
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers - SWD

Professional Achievement – Industry
Shelvy Marbury
Area Manager Network Engineering
AT&T

Professional Achievement – Industry
Alejandro Diaz, Ph.D.
Systems Engineer, Advanced Space Exploration
The Boeing Company

Technical Sales and Marketing
LoGina Davis
Senior Cloud Solutions Architect
AT&T Communications

College-Level Promotion of Education
Emmanuel Collins, Ph.D.
Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

College-Level Promotion of Education
Pamela McCauley, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory
University of Central Florida College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

K-12 Promotion of Education
Erica Watson
Science/STEM Teacher
New London Public Schools

K-12 Promotion of Education
Akua Kouyate-Tate
Senior Director, Education
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Special Recognition
Charles Kamhoua, Ph.D.
Work Unit Manager
Air Force Research Laboratory

Reginald Hobbs, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Experimentation, CISD
Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

Marvy Moore
AVP, Market Development, Advanced Solutions - AT&T Business Solutions
AT&T

Bruce Davis
Project Chief - Electrical Systems and Components Vehicle Integration
Chrysler Group LLC

Michelle Blaise
Senior Vice President of Technical Services
Exelon

Willie Castile
Manager of Missile Defense National Team
General Dynamics

Cindy Brock
JMC Lead Safety Engineer
Joint Munitions Command

Karmyn Norwood
Systems Engineering Director
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Zachary Barnett
Engineer Software 3- Agile Lead
Northrop Grumman Corporation

David Canada
Finance Manager
The Boeing Company

Bryan Scott
Director of Quality, Boeing Military Aircraft
Boeing Defense, Space & Security


Community Service
Darnell Diggs, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Commander and Executive Director
Air Force Research Laboratory

Most Promising Engineer
Jin Wang
Director, New Technology Product Development Engineering
AT&T

Most Promising Scientist
Marco Enriquez, Ph.D.
Sr. Applied Mathematician
The MITRE Corporation

Most Promising Scientist - Government
Onome Scott-Emuakpor, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineer
Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems

Most Promising Scientist - Industry
Justin McDade
Cell Simulation Engineer
General Motors Company

Jonathan Madison
Senior Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Research Leadership
George Coles
Principal Professional Staff Scientist

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Scientist of the Year
Julio Navarro, Ph.D.

Senior Technology Fellow
The Boeing Company
Senior Investigator

Sharon Norris, Ph.D.
Chief Physician, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine
The Boeing Company

Senior Technology Fellow
Anne Kao, Ph.D.
Senior Technology Fellow
The Boeing Company
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