Thought leaders you meet in each issue of US Black Engineer (USBE) magazine will headline engaging Facebook events during April. Five dynamic commentators will present ground-breaking concepts on psychology, cancer research, institutional advancement, material science, robotics, and automation.
Dr. Joann Powell is a researcher at Clark Atlanta’s Center for Cancer Research. One of several academics at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who made presentations at the annual Leading Voices event during the BEYA STEM Conference in February, Powell’s topic is the role of biomedical researchers in combating cancer health disparities
Dr. Denée Thomas Mwendwa collaborates with other researchers in the areas of obesity and cognitive aging, mindfulness and stress reduction, as well as the influence of psychoneuroimmunology on health and disease.
Retired Army Gen. William “Kip” Ward is a decorated officer, and member of the External Research Advisory Panel of the Division of Research and Development at Morgan State University, his alma mater. Ward served as the inaugural commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), where he established the nation’s newest and uniquely positioned interagency combatant command.
Jomel Angat leads product development in the Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center at Fannie Mae for Enterprise Strategy, Process Architecture, Solution Architecture, and Innovation. He is active in fintech innovation, AI and machine learning platforms, natural language processing and generation and virtual assistant development.