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CACI International cyber solutions architect Lewis Pate, Ph.D., will accept his Black Engineer of the Year award for Community Service at the upcoming BEYA Conference. The award recognizes outstanding dedication to nurturing the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), among other contributions. Click here to register.

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Dr. Pate is passionate about opening doors in STEM. He has volunteered with the International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals, a nonprofit dedicated to the success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals. Pate has mentored 145 students during the past five years through its CyVersity program.

Pate also donates his time leading training at various companies, teaching technical certification courses, serving as leader of his church’s cyber-training ministry, and volunteering with the Alamo Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

“I am honored to have received BEYA’s Community Service Award,” Pate said. “I have always believed in the importance of supporting and lifting your community, and I am grateful to be able to use my experience in cybersecurity and information technology to help others achieve their goals.”

DeEtte Gray, CACI president of business and information technology solutions, said, “Lewis is a cybersecurity leader within CACI. He brings his passion for STEM to CACI by advancing our tradecraft as a leader in many cyber-related programs with the U.S. government. He is also a champion for ensuring that underserved populations have a bright future and lasting careers in STEM.”

The BEYA STEM community serves K-12 students, college students, corporate, government, and military professionals, and employers with three (3) days of learning, networking, celebrating excellence, and showcasing career opportunities. Join us from February 9 through 11 for the 2023 BEYA STEM Conference’s free Career Fair. Click here to register.

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