Quite a number of outstanding women in scientific and technical fields took home category awards at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) in the 1990s, but the top awards were dominated by male engineers during this decade.
The BEYA winners (1990-1999) were astronauts, executives in the aviation and aerospace industries, telecommunications, energy, and global research and development (R&D). They were also university professors, federal IT directors, and career soldiers. See the full list below:
Arlington W. Carter, 1990 Black Engineer of the Year (Vice President and General Manager, Missile Systems Division, Boeing
Guion “Guy” Stewart Bluford, 1991 Black Engineer of the Year (NASA Astronaut)
Arnold F. Stancell, 1992 Black Engineer of the Year (Professor of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology)
James W. Mitchell, 1993 Black Engineer of the Year (Analytical Chemistry research department head, Bell Laboratories)
William R. Wiley, 1994 Black Engineer of the Year (Principal Executive, Battelle Memorial Institute)
Walt W. Braithwaite, 1995 Black Engineer of the Year (Vice President, Information Systems, Boeing Commercial Airplane group)
Albert J. Edmonds, 1996 Black Engineer of the Year (Director, Defense Information Systems Agency)
Arthur Johnson, 1997 Black Engineer of the Year (Corporate Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corporation)
Joe N. Ballard, 1998 Black Engineer of the Year (Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Paul Caldwell, 1999 Black Engineer of the Year (Chairman and General Manager, Mobil Producing Nigeria)
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