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Armelle Franklin is an “energetic mathematician” and leading systems engineering manager at Northrop Grumman. She was recognized with a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2021 BEYA STEM Conference for her efforts in helping her team develop new skills through stretch assignments.

Armelle drives the talent acquisition process with a framework that tracks, allocates, and forecasts systems engineering tools needed to support program growth and technical development.

Her role as lead engineer on the Multirole Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) program involves driving multi-satellite space-based sensor technologies for mission plans for on-orbit experiments. The MESA radar provides air-to-air coverage, air-to-surface coverage, integrated identification of friend or foe, special track beams, and focused sector operation.

Armelle is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the field of computational science and informatics mathematics at George Mason. She also earned a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the Fairfax, Virginia-based institution after earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Temple University.

As a member of the Northrop Grumman African American Task Group, Armelle works to provide a forum for positively impacting business outcomes with a focus on professional development, community outreach, networking/mentorship, and recruitment and retention of the African American community.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, she worked as a lead technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin.

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