2019 marks the 33rd anniversary of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference.

Lockheed Martin Corporation will host the annual STEM gather

Anthony “Tony” Mitchell, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, will receive top honors as 2019 Black Engineer of the Year for his outstanding accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Other BEYA categories recognize exceptional careers in government and industry, and actions that have energized both corporations and communities alike.

Some of America’s most promising students will also be recognized during the three-day event at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Feb. 7th, commences with the Opening Night Alumni Welcome Reception. On Fri, Feb. 8th, the Modern-Day Technology Leaders Luncheon, and more than 40 career development seminars take place. The evening concludes with the 15th Annual Stars and Stripes Military Dinner hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard. On Sat, Feb.9th, the conference offers an opportunity to join the Engineering Deans for a “Power Breakfast” followed by the Deans’ Roundtable. The STEM Career Fair for students and professionals takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and draws on-site recruiters from Lockheed, Boeing, Gulfstream, Chrysler, IBM, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and many more STEM employers.

On the evening of Sat. Feb 9th, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the conference hosts the Black Engineer of the Year Awards black-tie gala. 2019 BEYA winners will be featured in the conference edition of US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, to be published Feb. 2019. For early registration and more information about the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference, visit  www.beya.org

BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference | 2019 BEYA WINNERS

BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Anthony Mitchell
Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT – GOVERNMENT

Walter Price
Scramjet Propulsion Technical Area Lead
Air Force Research Laboratory

Jason Kelly
Commander, Transatlantic Afghanistan District, USACE
U.S. Army, Army Corps of Engineers

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT – INDUSTRY

Leo Brooks
Vice President, Government Operations Boeing Defense, Space & Security
The Boeing Company

COMMUNITY SERVICE – GOVERNMENT

Fransua Thomas
Materials Research Engineer
NASA Glenn Research Center

COMMUNITY SERVICE – INDUSTRY

James Northern
Senior Project Leader
The Aerospace Corporation

Jennifer Turner
Manager
IBM

DAVE BARCLAY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Akeem Iman-Jones
Human Resources Director, Boeing South Carolina
The Boeing Company

Vernecia Johnson
Director of Human Resource
Lockheed Martin Corporation

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP – COLLEGE-LEVEL PROMOTION OF EDUCATION

Ronald Johnson
Professor/Fellow
Georgia Institute of Technology

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP – CORPORATE PROMOTION OF EDUCATION

Viktorija Telbis
Director of Clinical Education
Boston Scientific Corporation

GEM OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS/GEM STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Camarie Clark
Officer Trainee
U.S. Coast Guard

MOST PROMISING ENGINEER – GOVERNMENT

Wendy Okolo
Aerospace Research Engineer
NASA-Ames Research Center

Thomas West
Geotechnical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MOST PROMISING ENGINEER – INDUSTRY

Kimberly Cross
Manager, Systems Survivability Engineering
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Tiera Fletcher
Structural Design Engineer Space Launch System
The Boeing Company

MOST PROMISING SCIENTIST

Vimbai Chikwana
Associate Research Scientist
Dow AgroSciences

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION – GOVERNMENT

Alex Richards
Director, Test Policy & Controls
Missile Defense Agency

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION – INDUSTRY

Raenaurd Turpin
Senior Manager Strategic System Architectures
The Boeing Company

Adrian Williams
Raytheon Company

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT – GOVERNMENT

Krystle McClain
Installation Environmental Program Director
Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Royce James
Associate Professor
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT – INDUSTRY

Arik Brown
Consulting System Architect
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Cedric Fletcher
Senior Engineering Manager
Raytheon Company

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

Warren Davis
Principal Member of Technical Staff, R&D S&E Computer Science
Sandia National Laboratories

SENIOR TECHNOLOGY FELLOW

Clifford Macklin
Engineering Fellow/Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert
Raytheon Company

STUDENT LEADERSHIP – GRADUATE

Crystal Green
Ph.D. Candidate, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
University of Michigan

TECHNICAL SALES AND MARKETING

Gerald Gaskins
Vice President, Capture Executive
Leidos

The Annual BEYA STEM Conference is produced by Career Communications Group Inc., a leader in workforce diversity.  For early registration and more information about the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference, visit  www.beya.org

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