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One of the largest national gatherings dedicated to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) meets during Black History Month.

Tonight, the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) gala will showcase some of the best and brightest scientists and engineers at the 32nd BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference taking place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

BEYA’s  annual gala will start at 8:00 p.m. EST and Empress of Media Angela Stribling returns for a third consecutive year to host the event.

Award recipients will be recognized for achievements and accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award, the BEYA STEM Conference’s top award, will be presented to Alicia Boler Davis, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, General Motors. A pioneering automotive executive, Boler Davis is being recognized for outstanding achievements in STEM.

The 2018 BEYA nominees are (listed alphabetically by award title):

Black Engineer of the Year

Mrs. Alicia Boler Davis
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing
General Motors

Dave Barclay Affirmative Action

Mr. Darryl Farrow
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion
The Boeing Company

Dave Barclay Affirmative Action

Mr. Drew Valentine
Vice President, People & Culture

Career Achievement – Government

Mr. Timothy Bridges
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
U.S. Air Force

Career Achievement – Industry

Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey
Cyber Solutions Engineering and Technology Director
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Community Service – Industry

Mr. Steven Brown
President of Dreams, Imagination & Gift Development Program (DIG)
Gas Turbine Controls Engineer
General Electric

The Dean’s Award

Mr. Derek McGowan
Diversity Outreach Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Education Leadership – K-12 Promotion of Education

Ms. Tokiwa Smith
Executive Director
Science, Education, Mathematics Link Inc.

Educational Leadership – College-Level Promotion of Education

Dr. Terri Norton
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph B. Anderson Jr.
TAG Holdings, LLC

Most Promising Engineer – Government

Captain Jason Fischbach
Lead Engineer – Power, Space, and Cooling
U.S. Air Force

Most Promising Engineer – Government

Ms. LaAndrea McDonald
BMDS Test Data Manager
Missile Defense Agency

Most Promising Engineer – Industry

Mr. Hamza Syed
Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Most Promising Engineer – Industry

Ms. Chandria Poole
Deputy Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Government

Mr. Reginald Williams
THAAD Post-Production and Sustainment Lead
Missile Defense Agency

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry

Mr. Kent Etienne
Technical Lead Engineer, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
The Boeing Company

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry

Mrs. Arissa Hodges
Group Leader/Lead Communications Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Professional Achievement – Government

Mr. Byron Williams
Programs and Project management Branch Chief
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Professional Achievement – Industry

Mrs. Kathryn Hamilton
Engineering Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Professional Achievement – Industry

Mr. Eric Biribuze
Product Line Lead
Corning Incorporated

Research Leadership

Mr. Andrew Adams
Acting Assistant Section Supervisor
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Technology Fellow

Dr. Jon Goldsby
Materials Research Engineer
NASA Glenn Research Center

Senior Technology Fellow

Mr. Nathan Brooks
Associate Technical Fellow, Technical Lead Engineer
The Boeing Company

Student Leadership – Undergraduate Level

Mr. David Hill
Worldwide Sales Engineer Intern
Cisco Systems

Student Leadership – Undergraduate Level

Mr. Bright Tsagli
College Assistant
Bronx Community College

Technical Sales and Marketing

Mr. Karoom Brown
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

As the United States continues to graduate fewer engineers compared to countries like China, the BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference aims to unite American students, professionals, and leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math  (STEM) to expand opportunities.

The BEYA STEM Conference is hosted by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, the Council of HBCU Engineering Deans, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Aerotek. Please click here for more information

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June FrisbyFebruary 4, 2018
3:38 pm

I am a former coordinator for The Young Astronauts Program at Glenelg County School in Howard County,Maryland and recently Co-chair of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority DStem Program for Elementary students in Howard County. As co-chair of the STEM initiative for the Columbia Chapter of the Continental Society, we will be bringing 10 Interested Oakland Mills High School students and their parents to the Conference this year.
This is my first time attending, so how should I prepare the 9-11th grade students, so that they can take full advantage of this opportunity? We are attending on Saturday. What exhibit or presentation should we focus on seeing? Most intend to attend college in the DC, MD, VA area. Thank you

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