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BEYA STEM Conference | Emerald Honorees
By USBE&IT magazine
Jan 22, 2013, 21:11

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The 2013 Emerald Honorees come from industry, government, research institutions and academia as well as nonprofits. They are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineer and math (STEM) fields. These thought leaders are paving the way and changing the world.

The Scientist of the Year award represents a recognition of merit, broad effect on people in many disciplines, and value to society as a whole. The editorial staff of Career Communications Group selects the Scientist of the Year annually with the advice of an independent panel of judges who represent a cross section of respected technical expertise within the research and development community.

The 2013 Emerald Honorees recognize innovators who demonstrate excellence in science, engineering, or technology, leadership in their workplaces and communities, outstanding work as role models and mentors and commitment to recruiting and retaining minorities in the nation's science and technology enterprises. This February, the nationís finest minority researchers and executive-level decision makers in science will share the spotlight at the annual BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C.

The 2013 Emerald Honorees are:

Scientist of the Year
Corlis Murray
Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance
Regulatory and Engineering Services
Abbott Laboratories

Career Achievement
Jason B. Ellis, Ph.D.
Research Staff Member
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Ben Charles King, Sr.
Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
MITRE Corporation

Community Outreach
Andre H. Sayles, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity, Strategy and Implementation
U.S. Army

Educational Leadership
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Hudson V. Jackson, Ph.D., PE. Dipl-Ing
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Kenneth Tolson
America21 Partner
Chief Economic Inclusion Advisor
HBCU Innovation and Commercialization

Most Promising Scientist
Ayodeji Coker, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Outstanding Technical Contribution
Kingsley Fregene, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Professional Achievement
Pamela Hall
Managing Director
GE Healthcare, Nigeria

Christopher A. Smith
U.S. Department of Energy

Research Leadership
Charles A. Stout, Ph.D., PE
Director of Research and Development
Mueller Industries

Kenneth E. Washington, Ph.D.
Vice President Advanced Technology Center
Space Systems Company
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Senior Investigator
John Hines
Chief Technologist
NASA Ames Research Center

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