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2018

The Power of Partnerships: Celebrating the Past, Transforming The Present and Innovating for The Future

AMIE Conference 25th annual

September 4th – 7th | Huntsville, AL hosted by

Alabama A&M University PROUD SPONSORS Lockheed Martin Corporation – IBM Corporation – Career Communications Group The Boeing Company – Abbott Laboratories – BGE – General Motors Corporation The MITRE Corporation – NetApp – Northrop Grumman Corporation Oracle – Raytheon Company – Rolls-Royce Boston Scientific – National Security Agency – Siemens Alabama A&M University


Oracle is Proud to Be Named a Top HBCU Supporter by CCG Magazines

Inclusion is Innovation @ Oracle We believe that a talented, diverse and inclusive workforce with a broad range of experiences drives creativity, productivity, innovation and business success. Explore our exciting career opportunities at: oracle.com/careers Oracle Diversity and Inclusion: Innovating through diverse points of view Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Our Mission Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) is a catalyst that forges Industry/ Government/Academic partnerships that support programs to advance minorities interest in engineering.

Our Vision AMIE is the premier organization that develops industry, government and university partnerships to achieve diversity in the engineering workforce.

Our Values As a coalition of Industry, Government Agencies and the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Engineering Schools, AMIE is committed to: •P  romoting and encouraging minority students to pursue engineering degrees •F  acilitating the recruitment of HBCU engineering coops, interns and graduates to member organizations •P  roviding a forum for member organizations to exchange ideas on “Best Practices” and “Issues” related to developing a diverse engineering workforce •F  acilitating the forging of Engineering Research and Technology Transfer partnerships between the AMIE HBCU’s and the AMIE non-academic members

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Welcome Letters

Tommy Battle Mayor

As Mayor, and on behalf of the citizens of Huntsville, I welcome each of you to the 25th AMIE Anniversary and Annual Conference being held in Huntsville. We are pleased that you have chosen Huntsville as your host City! A special acknowledgement is given to those who coordinated this gathering. Many hours were spent preparing and planning to make this reunion a great success and our City benefits from those efforts. While you are here, I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy the many sights and attractions Huntsville has to offer – among them are the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Botanical Garden and several other venues of interest. I would also like to invite you to visit Parkway Place Mall and the Bridge Street Town Centre to explore some of our best shopping and dining options. I appreciate your efforts to cultivate a partnership between corporate, government entities and HBCUs that encourages minorities to explore the possibilities Engineering, Science and Math can make in one’s career choice. I hope this event is a success and please know that you are always welcome in Huntsville! Sincerely, Tommy Battle Mayor

The Star of Alabama P.O. Box 308 ∙ Huntsville, AL 35804-0308 ∙ Phone 256-427-5000 ∙ FAX 256-427-5257 www.huntsvilleal.gov

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Welcome Letters Welcome from the President of Alabama A&M University

Office Of The President

September 5, 2018

Greetings! The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni join me in welcoming one of the nation’s foremost organizations, one especially designed to further the participation of underrepresented men and women in STEM disciplines, to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU). For more than 25 years, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) has carried a torch lighting the path to meaningful and longstanding careers in the multifaceted arena of engineering. The entire Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Family is elated by the opportunity to host AMIE’s 25th Anniversary Conference in Huntsville, Alabama. Commendations are also due to Dr. Chance Glenn, Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, for providing leadership in the many months leading toward this event. Indeed, AAMU is a fitting host in that Dr. Arthur J. Bond, the man often credited as the “Father of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE),” served as our founding dean and the catalyst for our program. Moreover, hearty congratulations and many words of gratitude are due to the AMIE team for its expert logistics and the meticulous details that only served to ensure this program’s success. It is enlightening that the 2018 theme pays homage to partnerships. Generally, our successes on “The Hill” are linked to the strength of our partnerships and the unwavering dedication of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Further, the success of our engineering programs has resulted in our proud production of hundreds of civil, electrical and mechanical engineers, as well as technicians and closely related disciplines. We hope that you will enjoy your visit, as well as your remaining itinerary in “The Rocket City.” Finally, we invite you to visit “The Hill” again to observe pride, academic promise and the continued fulfillment of the William Hooper Councill Legacy. Best wishes for much success in all your future endeavors. Sincerely,

Andrew Hugine, Jr., Ph.D. President

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Alabama A&M University College of Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences

Office of the Dean

Welcome from the Host Dean for the 2018 AMIE Conference

September 5, 2018

Dear Honored Guests, It is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome you to Alabama A&M University and to the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences to this auspicious occasion. On behalf of the college’s faculty and staff I would like to extend a warm greeting to you as you attend this event. We open the arms of hospitality as you step onto our beautiful campus and experience the mission we have to educate and prepare our students for an exceptional professional life. At the core of AMIE’s mission lies the notion of providing opportunities for those who may not have it otherwise. This also resonates with our mission at Alabama A&M and in our college. The university is home to over 6,000 students, of which over 1,100 are enrolled in the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences. Our undergraduates go on to be employed with some of the best companies in the nation, some of which have been great supporters of AMIE and AAMU for many years. If you are attending this conference then in one way, shape, or form you are in partnership together with all of us in this goal to advance minorities interest in engineering. We are blessed to be in the Huntsville region, rich in high tech enterprises based in academia, government, and private industry. It is therefore fitting that this 25th annual AMIE conference be here, in Huntsville, on the campus of Alabama A&M University. We are truly honored to be your hosts for this event. Please reach out to me, either during this event or after, if there is anything we can do to strengthen our partnership.

Sincerely,

Dr. Chance M. Glenn, Sr. Professor and Dean

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Welcome Letters Greetings from the AMIE Chairman On behalf of the AMIE Board of Directors and member companies, I want to personally welcome you to our 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference and extend our thanks and appreciation to our host university, Alabama A&M University. Twenty-five years ago, key leaders from Corporate and Governmental Communities, who had a vested interest in ABET accredited HBCU Engineering Schools, sat down with several HBCU’s Leaders and developed key strategies that would enhance their engineering programs. These stakeholders looked beyond the traditional recruitment and hiring programs and activities. They focused their efforts on long term measures that provide innovative academic programs of excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to attract and graduate a greater number of minorities and women in engineering. AMIE was formed to fulfill this mission. Simply put, AMIE’s goal is to expand corporate, government, and academic partnerships to implement and support programs geared toward supporting underrepresented minority students in engineering careers. Now it’s even more appropriate that our conference theme is “The Power of Partnerships: Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Present and Innovating for the Future” because our next critical steps require valuable stakeholder input and dedication to our mission. AMIE is committed to developing strategies that will increase workforce diversity and sustainable partnerships. Therefore, we are utilizing this conference as an opportunity to bring together all stakeholders that will further enhance our vision and mission and prioritize our key strategic objectives. So my call to action for this conference is simple – PROVIDE VALUABLE INPUT TO AMIE’S FUTURE SUCCESS. This can be accomplished by rallying around our recent accomplishments, getting to know the invaluable “HBCU Capabilities” with your visit to Alabama A&M University and discussion with conference attendees, understanding key AMIE Strategies and Objectives and being prepared to assist in the enhancements of these strategies that will assist with our focused short-term objective – Taking AMIE to the Next Level. For those of you here for the first time, welcome. For those of you who are here again, thank you for your continued support. Warm Regards,

Darryl A. Stokes AMIE Chairman

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Welcome from the AMIE Executive Director Welcome to the 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE)! This year we celebrate 25 years of achieving diversity through partnerships. You will have the opportunity to interact with attendees to discuss best practices and approaches to help your organization in their efforts to increase diversity in the workforce. Over 25 years ago, AMIE was created to represent a coalition of industry, government agencies and ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering who saw a diversified workforce as a competitive advantage and an essential business strategy. Today, our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) represent less than 3 percent of the 300+ accredited engineering schools in the country and they graduate almost a third of minority engineers each year. A diverse workforce is within reach if strong alliances between corporations, HBCUs and government agencies are in place. AMIE is the organization that makes this happen. AMIE continues to act as a catalyst that forges Industry-Government/Academia partnerships that support programs to advance minorities’ interest in engineering. This year’s conference theme is “The Power of Partnerships: Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Present and Innovating for the Future”. The conference will bring together the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, engineering professionals and leaders from top corporations and government agencies to discuss strategies to increase diversity in the workforce and develop sustainable partnerships. We will feature prominent speakers and inspiring roundtable discussions focused on Innovation, Technology, Research and Programs to attract, educate, graduate and place minority students in engineering and computer science careers. Participants will also have the opportunity to help develop strategies to take AMIE to the next level as we focus on enhancing AMIE’s long-term mission and vision, prioritizing our key strategic objectives, developing strategies to increase diversity and operationalizing Best Practice exchange and Technology Transfer partnerships. I would like to thank our conference sponsors, Alabama A&M University - College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences and the members of the 2018 AMIE Conference Planning Committee. This year’s conference would not be possible without their continued support, hard work, passion and dedication. I would also like to thank all of our conference speakers and attendees. Our conference would not be successful without your commitment and support. Thank you and have a great 2018 AMIE Conference! Sincerely, Veronica L. Nelson Executive Director, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE)

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2018 AMIE Conference

SCHEDULE September 4–7 | Huntsville, Alabama TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH (WESTIN HUNTSVILLE) 12:00 N – 3:00 PM

AMIE STEM OUTREACH PROGRAM

1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

REGISTRATION

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM DEAN’S RECEPTION SPONSORED BY THE MITRE CORPORATION Welcome

Jacklyn M. Wynn, The MITRE Corporation

Dr. Chance Glenn, Dean, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, Alabama A&M University

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH (WESTIN HUNTSVILLE) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

OPENING SESSION

Welcome  Darryl Stokes, Chairman, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering Dr. Andrew Hugine, President, Alabama A&M University Dr. Chance Glenn, Dean, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, Alabama A&M

Panel Discussion

THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS Moderator: Darryl Stokes, Exelon Panelists: • Dr. Robin Coger, North Carolina A&T State University

11:00 PM – 12:00 N

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Celebrating the Past” Moderator: Rariety Monford, Abbott Laboratories Panelists: • Marvin Bembry, MKB Leadership Transformation • Dr. Eugene Deloatch, Morgan State University • Oliver Leslie, The Boeing Company (Retired)

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCHEON SPONSORED BY THE BOEING COMPANY

Welcome

Leslie Bradley, The Boeing Company Bryan Scott, The Boeing Company Darrell Warner, The Boeing Company (Retired)

Keynote Speaker Closing Remarks 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM

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• Derek McGowan, Lockheed Martin Corporation • Gary Schneider, IBM Corporation

THINK TANK: “AMIE 2.0 – TRANSFORMING THE PRESENT AND INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE”

Moderator: Amanda Goodson, Raytheon Company Panel of Experts: • Michael Cox – Raytheon Company • Dr. Chance Glenn – AAMU-RISE Foundation • Dr. Steven Poulos – National Security Agency • Gary M. Schneider - IBM Corporation • Elaine S. Ward – The MITRE Corporation


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH (WESTIN HUNTSVILLE) 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

AMIE DESIGN CHALLENGE DEMONSTRATION

Introduction

Veronica L. Nelson, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering Dr. Joyce Shirazi, School of Engineering and Technology,

Hampton University

Demonstration

Hampton University Design Challenge Team

Poster Display

Hampton University, the University of the District of Columbia and

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

AMIE BUSINESS MEETING

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

OPENING RECEPTION SPONSORED BY LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION

Welcome

Michael O. Gordon, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Tuskegee University

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH (ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY) 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM

Buses leave for Alabama A&M University

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION

Welcome & Overview

Dean Chance Glenn, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, Alabama A&M University and President and Executive Director of the Alabama A&M Research, Innovation, Science and Engineering (AAMU-RISE) Foundation

Faculty and Students, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences 11:00 AM –11:30 AM

Transition/Group Picture

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Welcome

Thomas Stanley, NetApp

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

DEAN’S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM

CAMPUS/ENGINEERING TOURS

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

DEPART CAMPUS FOR HOTEL

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

SILENT AUCTION AND RECEPTION

Music by Roland Gresham

Fireside Chat

Alicia Boler Davis, 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, General Motors Corporation

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA SPONSORED BY IBM CORPORATION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH (WESTIN HUNTSVILLE) 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

DEAN’S COUNCIL MEETING (DEANS ONLY)

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

AMIE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

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TOMORROW STARTS WITH TODAY’S BRILLIANT STUDENTS General Motors is proud to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to support diversity in STEM. As a top 10 supporter, it’s a privilege to work with your deans of engineering, faculty and students.

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Alicia Boler Davis

2018 BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GM GLOBAL MANUFACTURING

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Her responsibilities include leading General Motor’s global manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering and labor relations organizations.”

licia Boler Davis was named executive vice president, General Motors Global Manufacturing in June 2016. Her responsibilities include leading GM’s global manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering and labor relations organizations. She is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Team and reports to GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra. Prior to this assignment, Boler Davis was senior vice president, Global Connected Customer Experience since December 2014, where she led the company’s connected customer activities, including infotainment, OnStar and GM’s Urban Active personal mobility initiatives. In February 2012, Boler Davis was appointed U.S. vice president, Customer Experience. Later that year, her role was expanded to vice president, Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience. Under her leadership, GM improved vehicle quality and fundamentally redefined customer care and its interaction with customers through social media channels and Customer Engagement Centers. Previously, Boler Davis was simultaneously plant manager of the Michigan Orion Assembly and Pontiac Stamping facilities, as well as vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer, North America Small Cars, positions she held through January 2012. Prior to that, she was plant manager at the Lansing, Mich., Consolidated Operations and Arlington Assembly in Texas, where she was the first African-American woman to be a plant manager at a GM vehicle manufacturing plant. Boler Davis began her GM career in 1994 as a manufacturing engineer at the Midsize/ Luxury Car Division in Warren, Mich. During her career, she has held many positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing, Engineering and Product Development. Numerous organizations and publications have recognized Boler Davis for her professional accomplishments and community service. Of note, in late 2017 Boler Davis was named the prestigious 2018 Black Engineer of the Year. In addition, Automotive News named her its 2017 All Star in Manufacturing. In 2013, Fortune magazine named her as one of the 10 most powerful women in the automotive industry. In 2010, Automotive News included Boler Davis in its list of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry. In 2016, Trumpet Awards named her Corporate Executive of the Year. She serves on the board of directors at General Mills and Beaumont Health. In addition, she is a member of the Northwestern University McCormick Advisory Council and a board trustee of the Care House of Oakland County. Boler Davis also serves as Executive Liaison for the GM WOMEN employee resource group. Boler Davis has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Indiana University.

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Distinguished GUESTS

Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch

2017 BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR FULL PROFESSOR AND DEAN EMERITUS, CLARENCE M. MITCHELL, JR. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

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During his last nine years as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard, he led a Department that granted baccalaureate degrees to more African American engineers than any School in the country.”

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ull Professor and Dean Emeritus, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering, Morgan State University Prior to beginning his service as Full Professor and Inaugural Dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University (1984–2016), Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch completed twenty-four years of affiliation with Howard University in Washington, D.C. During his last nine years as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard, he led a Department that granted baccalaureate degrees to more African American engineers than any School in the country. He is a baccalaureate degree holder in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (E.E.) from Tougaloo College and Lafayette College respectively. He also holds a M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the New York Polytechnic University. In recognition of his many years of effective service to engineering education, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by Lafayette College (1984), Binghamton University (2004) and Tougaloo College (2017). During 2002-2003, Dr. DeLoatch became the first African American to serve as President of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the world’s most populous and prestigious engineering education organization. He is a Life Member and Fellow of the Society which was founded in 1893. Of his most cherished recognitions, DeLoatch lists the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award, the 2016 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award, the 2015 AMIE Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2014 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity. In September, DeLoatch will become a 2017 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee. Among his many past activities was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Technology and Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO); an Associate Editor of the ASEE Journal of Engineering Education; Chairman of the Council of Deans of Engineering of the Historically Black College and Universities; and Co-Founder of the Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Program. Dr. DeLoatch is a member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society); Sigma Xi, (Scientific Research Society); and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is also a member of the National Technical Association and the NAACP. A committed life member of the Tougaloo College Alumni Association, Dr. DeLoatch has served as National Alumni President and was named Alumnus of the Year in 1981. He was a member of the first class of inductees into the Tougaloo College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1992. Dr. DeLoatch has given service to several study commissions and boards of the NAE, NSF, NASA and DOE. He has been a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Whirlpool Corporation and the Scientific Review Board of the Lister Hill National Center at the National Library of Medicine. His research and development activities have been funded by a variety of agencies and companies including NSF, NASA, DOE, DoD, Army Corps of Engineers, ONR, Rockwell, Hughes, Lockheed Martin and the NIH National Cancer Institute. Having spent more than a half century as an educator/researcher, DeLoatch remains committed to promoting education to young people with particular emphasis on individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the engineering profession. From 2010-2016, Dr. DeLoatch’s degree granting programs at Morgan State University led the Nation in the production of African American electrical and civil engineers at the baccalaureate degree level. On June 29, 2016, Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch received a personal letter from the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama congratulating him for being the “Best of the Best” in the field of engineering. After 30 years of phenomenal and preeminent service to Morgan State University, as Dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering, he retired as Dean Emeritus on June 30, 2016.

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Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering would like to thank Our conference sponsors whose financial and in-kind contributions helped to make the conference possible. Our guest speakers and panelists who have traveled across the country to share their valuable insights and experience on issues of critical importance to the progress of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE).

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special thanks

The Dean, Faculty, Staff and Students of Alabama A&M University, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences and the members of the AMIE 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference Planning Committee. This year’s conference and celebration would not be possible without their hard work, passion and dedication. And to all our attendees who share a common belief in our mission and participated in countless ways to make our 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference a success.

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Distinguished GUESTS Dr. Tyrone D. Taborn PUBLISHER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO CAREER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

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Taborn is founder of the Foundation for Educational Development which aims to raise awareness of technology literacy in minority communities across America.”

areer Communications Group (CCG) is a minority-owned media services company, which connects top technology talent to employers that have the potential to fulfill their career goals. Over more than a quarter of a century, CCG has built strong, lasting partnerships with America’s top companies, government agencies, and educational institutions through its magazines, the internet, and conferences that promote achievements of minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Taborn is founder of the Foundation for Educational Development which aims to raise awareness of technology literacy in minority communities across America. The foundation’s programs – Black Family Technology Awareness Week, La Familia Technology Awareness Week and the Native American Family Technology Journey – aim to bring families into the digital age through computer literacy workshops. His current and past board affiliations include Women Legislators of Maryland Foundation Inc., Baltimore Partners for Enhanced Learning, Maryland Black Caucus Foundation Inc., Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) and the Granville Academy. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and the State’s Legislative Black Caucus honored Taborn with a 2008 Living History Award in Engineering, Science and Innovation. Taborn was recognized for outstanding contributions to his field and the State of Maryland. He was one of three individuals to receive the award. Taborn holds honorary degrees from Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Chance Glenn

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES AT THE ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY AND PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ALABAMA A&M RESEARCH, INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (AAMU-RISE) FOUNDATION

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r. Chance Glenn received his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. He then received his Masters of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree, both in Electrical Engineering, from The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He also holds a certificate from the Management Development Program in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. In August of 2012, Dr. Glenn became the Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences at the Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Glenn returned to Huntsville after starting school at Alabama A&M years ago. He is now leading the college through its expansion to prepare students and researchers to meet the global needs of the 21st century. Dr. Glenn is also the President and Executive Director of the Alabama A&M Research, Innovation, Science and Engineering (AAMU-RISE) Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to create new opportunities for the region in research and development utilizing contract-based research and development. Prior to coming to A&M he was the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He holds several patents and is internationally recognized for research in rf communications and digital signal processing. Dr. Glenn is married with four children.

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Thomas Stanley

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, AMERICAS NETAPP

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Stanley’s leadership spans direct & indirect sales, engineering, professional services, business development, finance, operations, and marketing across North America.”

homas Stanley is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, NetApp’s largest geographic region. His leadership spans direct and indirect sales, engineering, professional services, business development, finance, operations, and marketing across North America, South America, and U.S. Public Sector. His organization is responsible for executing the Americas sales and go-to-market strategy across all of the company’s key segments and verticals, including enterprise, service provider, mid-size business, OEM, global accounts, healthcare, financial services, government, and education. Stanley joined NetApp in 2006. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales and Alliances, where he was responsible for managing the company’s global ecosystem of partners. Prior to that, he held sales leadership roles in the global system integrator and alliances organization and government sector. Stanley is a 25-year industry veteran with a broad, diverse leadership background in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining NetApp, he held sales and technical leadership roles at SGI and IBM. Stanley holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from North Carolina A&T State University, and an executive MBA from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He currently serves on the boards of the Omega Uplift Foundation and the Industry Advisory Board at North Carolina A&T State University and he is an active member in the Executive Leadership Council.

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His areas of expertise include developing scalable graph algorithms for a variety of mission applications and data science.”

r. Steven Poulos is the Chief of the Technology Transition Office within the Capabilities Directorate of the National Security Agency. He joined the agency in 1996 and has extensive experience in research and technology organizations. His areas of expertise include developing scalable graph algorithms for a variety of mission applications and data science. He has led large cross-disciplinary teams focused on meeting critical mission objectives. His current organization plays a critical role in the transformation of the architecture by planning for both the adoption of innovations and removal of legacy technologies from the architecture. Dr. Poulos received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. From 1991 to 1996, he was an Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana.

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Distinguished GUESTS Michael Cox

VICE PRESIDENT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS MISSILE SYSTEMS, RAYTHEON COMPANY

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Cox is responsible for capture development and growth of the A&MDS suite of products including Standard Missile-3, Standard Missile-6, Kill Vehicles enterprise and Israeli Cooperative programs.”

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ichael Cox is Vice President Business Development executive for Raytheon Missile Systems Air and Missile Defense Systems. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Cox is responsible for capture development and growth of the A&MDS suite of products including Standard Missile-3, Standard Missile-6, Kill Vehicles enterprise and Israeli Cooperative programs. He has primary responsibility for capture of the Missile Defense Agency future all-up round opportunity, leveraging relationships with MDA and the Office of the Secretary of Defense senior leadership. Before joining Raytheon in 2017, Cox, who has a wide-ranging background leading space and missile defense programs with a focus on advanced aircraft, space and radar systems, was vice president of the Engineering Solutions sector of Parsons Government Services in Huntsville, Alabama. He has served as director of Missile Defense-Huntsville, for Northrop Grumman TASC and then as division director for the Huntsville region for TASC, Inc. In this capacity, he established the firm’s Huntsville Missile Defense office and provided management support to the Army Material Command, Space and Missile Defense Command, MDA and other Department of Defense programs associated with the region. Cox had a 27-year career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in September 2007 as a colonel (O-6). He served as chief of the Missile Defense and Missile Warning Radars division at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. In this role, he led a System Program Office responsible for seven radar programs valued at $4.2 billion for the MDA, Air Force Space Command and Electronics Systems Command Taiwan radar foreign military sales. His office was responsible for managing, executing, testing and delivering a new national missile defense capability, the first to achieve full operational certification. In previous positions, he served as chief of staff of the MDA Ground-Based Midcourse Defense program office in Huntsville with oversight of more than 2,000 personnel and as political-military affairs officer for Central Africa at Headquarters U.S. European Command with responsibility for implementing U.S. plans and programs for 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. As program manager of the Signature Technologies Office at the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he led stealth technology development programs that led to improvements in combat effectiveness of the F-117, B-2, Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 aircraft. He has received numerous awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and Program Manager of the Year Award of the Space and Missiles Systems Center. Cox holds a Master of Arts in procurement and acquisition management from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in humanities with engineering minor from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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He is responsible for Operations Strategy, Facilities Management, Environmental Safety and Health, Business Services, and Manufacturing Technology Strategy.

ichael O. Gordon is Vice President of the RMS Business Area’s Operation Strategy and Infrastructure. He is responsible for Operations Strategy, Facilities Management, Environmental Safety and Health, Business Services, and Manufacturing Technology Strategy. Prior to his current role, Mike worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for 4 years where he led Operations Strategy being responsible for Manufacturing Strategy, Facilities Management, Global Transitions, and Sikorsky overseas manufacturing. Prior to Sikorsky, Mike had a 20-year career with Lockheed Martin where he was the Vice President of Operations for the Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Business Area, where he was responsible for the Productions Operations, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Facilities Management, Lean Six/Sigma Process Improvement, and the Environmental, Safety and Health functions. Prior to that role, Mike was the Vice President of Programs and Mission Success for Information Systems and Global Services, Program Excellence group. He and his team provided strategic and tactical expertise to the business area, including ensuring successful program performance, Mission Success, driving process improvements and providing program management support/best practices to the business units. Previously Mike had also been the Vice President of Engineering and Technology for the former Lockheed Martin Information and Technology Services Business Area where he was responsible for engineering and program management processes as well as the focal point for their process improvement and technology activities. Mike came from the Corporate LM21 team where he was a Subject Matter Expert in Program Management and Software Systems Engineering. He was also responsible for infusing Operating Excellence into the program management discipline throughout Lockheed Martin and also applying Lean and Six Sigma principles to Software Systems engineering. Prior to his tour with LM21, he was the program manager for the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) at Lockheed Martin Information Systems in Orlando where he also served as Technical Director for the program. Before his work in Orlando, Mike spent several years in Valley Forge with Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems where he worked as a systems engineer on classified programs and also served as the Integration Manager, followed by the Systems Engineering Manager for the Advanced Tomahawk Weapons Control System (ATWCS). Before joining Lockheed Martin, Mike worked for several aerospace companies including Northrop where he spent seven years on the B-2 Stealth Bomber program serving as the Lead Avionics System Control and Architecture Engineer and also as manager of the Terrain Following and Flight Controls Systems Engineering group. He also worked for Grumman Aerospace in Long Island, New York, as an Integration, Verification and Validation Engineer on the A-6 Intruder and F-14D programs. Mike previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE), as well as serving on the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Selection Panel. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Physics.

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Distinguished GUESTS Gary Michael Schneider

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL TECHNICAL SALES IBM SALES & DISTRIBUTION

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Schneider was a member of the initial technology transfer team that first delivered DB2 on Windows and AIX platforms in the early 90’s, porting the product from OS/2.”

ary Schneider has been in the technology industry since 1988, when he joined IBM as a software developer at the IBM Toronto Lab Database as a member of the DB2 development team. He was a member of the initial technology transfer team that first delivered DB2 on the Windows and AIX platforms in the early 90’s, porting the product from OS/2. During that time in Toronto he held positions with progressively increased responsibility within Development, Business Partner Enablement, Marketing and Business Development. In 1999, he ventured into the entrepreneurial space, leading a startup technology company that specialized in digital media distribution using VPN (Virtual Private Networks) for in-store advertising. Key clients include Wal-Mart Canada and Wendy’s Corporation. The company won the Canadian Venture Fair as the best investment opportunity of the year in 2000. In April 2001, he returned to IBM US, being named Worldwide Director of Channel Development, responsible for worldwide strategic alliances and technical enablement for IBM’s Information Management (IM) division under IBM Software Group. In March of 2003, he was named Director of Linux Competitive Technology for IBM’s Information Management business. In this role, his organization had responsibility for IBM Data Management’s business strategy and execution on Linux, including alliances with Novell, Red Hat and other emerging Linux vendors and solutions providers. In January 2006, he was appointed to the position of Worldwide Director of Field Technical Presales and Sales Enablement for Information Management, responsible for the Field Technical IM community, as well as overall sales training for all IBM seller communities on the IM portfolio. In February 2010, Mr. Schneider accepted the role of CTO & Vice President of Technical Leadership for IBM’s Growth Markets Unit, based in Shanghai, China, responsible for driving technical sales, innovation, and technical & professional skills development across the eight growth market regions. He is currently Vice President of Global Technical Sales, based in Armonk, New York. Mr. Schneider has an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

Bryan Scott

Vice President, BDS Integrated Quality The Boeing Company

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Scott is responsible for Quality across the entire BDS organization including supply chain compliance and conformance of purchased products and services.”

the military and commercial business. That involved support of aircraft maintenance and overhaul, as well as avionic and block upgrades on the military side, in addition to derivative aircraft support and aircraft maintenance for the commercial business. Before moving to San Antonio, Scott served as director of Quality for Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) in St. Louis, and also as director of BMA programs at the St. Louis site. This included oversight and implementation of Quality processes and best practices. It also involved working with external suppliers and customers to define, evaluate and communicate requirements and priorities through all phases of the product or service life cycle.

Jacklyn M. Wynn

VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR, VETERANS AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO, CENTER FOR ENTERPRISE MODERNIZATION

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Wynn has earned recognition for her leadership and performance as an advocate for community service and education programs for youth, with a strong focus on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.”

acklyn M. Wynn, a vice president in the Center for Enterprise Modernization (CEM) at The MITRE Corporation, leads the organization’s work in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). CEM is one of seven federally funded research and development centers that MITRE operates for the U.S. government. Wynn joined MITRE from RSA, the security division of Dell Technologies, where she was vice president for Strategy and Market Development, Global Public Sector. She developed and executed integrated cyber strategies through business process, coordination, and implementation of strategic projects and partnerships. Wynn also held executive leadership positions at Dell EMC, as vice president of Global Residency Practice, and at Hewlett-Packard, where she was vice president for Global Business Operations and Support Services. Prior to her global roles, she spent over 15 years in executive leadership positions that oversaw public sector technology and consulting services divisions of several technology companies, such as Digital, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard. These divisions supported largescale enterprise infrastructures, from federal agencies like the VA and the U.S. Postal Service, to local and state governments, as well as institutions of higher education. In addition, the opportunity to participate in and support the internal optimization of the largest information technology and technology companies’ modernization efforts due to mergers and consolidations provided Wynn a unique perspective across change management, governance, strategy, and implementation outcome areas. She has earned recognition for her leadership and performance as an advocate for community service and education programs for youth, with a strong focus on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Wynn serves on the executive board of the nonprofit National Center for Children and Families, which works to advance policies, education, and development in support of children and their families through community engagement and training, volunteerism, and social advocacy. She has also served on the Howard University Industrial Advisory Board, as well as on the boards of the Association for Minorities in Engineering and the Black Data Processors Association, which honored her in 2006 with the Epsilon Award for Career Achievement. She is a founding member of the Strategy Board for the International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals.

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Distinguished GUESTS Marvin Bembry

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PRESIDENT, MKB LEADERSHIP TRANSFORMATION

His passion is for leading people to discover, maximize and lead with their strengths as well as those of fellow team members, while offering advanced strategies to achieve higher levels of performance.”

arvin Bembry is the President of MKB Leadership Transformation Development. A sought-after consultant, mentor and speaker who helps individuals and teams to develop the ability to communicate and collaborate at a world class level so they can increase their business results. His passion is for leading people to discover, maximize and lead with their strengths as well as those of fellow team members, while offering advanced strategies to achieve higher levels of performance. Marvin knows first-hand how strengths and leadership are keys to business effectiveness and growth. His skills were honed through experience in Human Resources, Training and Organizational Development and Government Affairs for large global firms. Marvin has added value to others speaking on his powerful message of leadership strengths and has shepherded and influenced the development of leaders to diverse audiences. With a trademark direct yet relatable style, Marvin shares in an engaging and high energy way, practical steps to help leaders to ensure the leadership legacy they leave behind is found in those they lead and serve. Marvin, a graduate of Marygrove College, brings over 25 years of Corporate leadership experience plus resources from the #1 leadership guru in the world, John Maxwell. He is a Certified Member of the John Maxwell Team. He led the Training and Organizational Development function for the 2500-person Engineering division of Abbott Laboratories. He also served as the Midwest Regional Director, State Government Affairs for AbbVie and led health care policy development. In addition, he has led training functions for hundreds of people around the country on a variety of leadership, strategic planning, diversity and personal empowerment courses. He has international experience, having been a keynote speaker in Europe, Asia, Africa, Caribbean, and Canada. One of the highlights of his career was being an executive on loan from EDS to be the first Executive Director of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE). In this role, the work of AMIE paved the way for opportunities for African-Americans for decades to come.

Elaine S. Ward

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR CENTER FOR ENTERPRISE STRATEGY AND TRANSFORMATION

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Ward is a member of the generation of women leaders who broke down the barriers of gender and race – and then cracked the glass ceiling to take technical and business positions traditionally reserved for men.”

Washington, DC area. At MITRE, she combines her experience in enterprise engineering and systems thinking on large-scale programs for federal defense and civilian agencies. She is known as an expert who determines the right mix of people, processes, and technology to solve critical issues of national importance. Elaine’s Technical Center includes a diverse group of ~225 strategists, enterprise engineers and architects, and change management specialists. They assist government agencies in transforming business and technical processes to meet the rapidly changing needs of the citizens they serve. One of Elaine’s key roles is making certain every person in her Technical Center can develop the competencies needed for their chosen career paths. She is a strong supporter of and participator in MITRE’s Mentoring and Diversity and Inclusion programs. Drawing from her interest in these initiatives, Elaine uses her leadership role to mentor and coach others. She is also active in industry and academia. She is an editor of the first Practical Guide to Federal Enterprise Architecture, published by the Federal CIO Council, and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Journal of Enterprise Transformation, affiliated with the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). She was invited and participated in the 1st International Workshop on Enterprise Transformation at the Tannenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech. She currently serves on Linkage’s Board of Advisors for Women in Leadership. Lastly, she is an adjunct faculty member in Georgetown University’s Systems Engineering Management Masters in Professional Studies program. In addition to her professional role, Elaine loves music and theater and enjoys a fulfilling family and social life. She and her husband are raising two talented daughters who are both working on their undergraduate degrees while they pursue their interests in dance and event planning. Elaine is also active in her church, where she is a keyboardist and worship band leader

Derek McGowan

DIVERSITY PROGRAM MANAGER, HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION

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erek McGowan has been with Lockheed Martin since 2001. Lockheed Martin is a nation leader in Global Security, Aerospace, Systems Integration, Training, and Information Technology. The majority of Lockheed Martin’s business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal Government agencies. He is the Program Manager for Higher Education Institutions Global Diversity and Inclusion. Primary responsibilities include managing the multi-million-dollar portfolio for HBCUs. He drives the implementation of diversity and inclusion efforts in STEM programs, relationship building, student development and recruiting at Historically Black Colleges and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions, MSIs). In this capacity he is responsible for strengthening partnerships and enhancing the diversity pipeline of technical talent, he ensures knowledge sharing, coordination, communication, assessment and enhancement of LM activities associated with HBCUs and MSIs. Mr. McGowan develops strategic plans for key programs while working as a business partner with LM executives, leaders, and team to develop a robust diversity and inclusion strategy and program. Prior to his current role Derek was the LM Campus Relations Manager. He and his team managed a multi-million-dollar budget that directly impacted branding and recruiting for the multi-billion-dollar Corporation. He supported LM commitments to campuses, student organizations that impacted recruiting efforts at both regional and national

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Distinguished GUESTS levels. Derek led and supported key meetings with campus Presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and student organizations other critical contacts to build Lockheed Martin’s image and brand as the premier Systems Integrator and “Employer of Choice”. Mr. McGowan has worked in the recruiting profession for more than 31 years which includes seventeen years of diverse Air Force recruiting experience. He received an undergraduate degree from St. Leo University and has two classes to complete a dual Masters’ degree in HR Management and Training and Development from Webster University. Derek is married to the former Deborah Martin of LA California and they have two adult children, Son in Law, two grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter.

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SENIOR PRINCIPAL SPECIALIST (RETIRED) SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND PROGRAM MANAGER, HBCU/MI INITIATIVE THE BOEING COMPANY

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liver S. (“Bo”) Leslie began his engineering and business career after receiving his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. Bo joined the McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now The Boeing Company) in 1972 as an electrical engineer. He worked in the Avionics Laboratory as a Test Engineer and later in Avionics Systems Engineering as a Lead Engineer, where he was responsible for the Communication and Navigation Systems on the F-15 Eagle Program. As Lead Engineer, he interfaced with the Department of Defense and McDonnell suppliers on a daily basis. Bo also served as a technical recruiter for the Engineering Division for 15 years. In the mid-90s, he represented McDonnell Douglas on a commission made up of professional engineers and educators who made suggestions to help strengthen the School of Engineering and Technology at Alabama A&M University. The commission was lead by Dr. Percy Pierre. Among many awards and recognitions, Bo completed the African-American Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. And, in 2008, Bo was the recipient of The Black Engineer of the Year Affirmative Action-Supplier Diversity Award. After 42 awesome years of increasing responsibility within Avionics Engineering and Supplier Diversity, in April 2014 Bo retired from The Boeing Company as a Senior Principal Specialist in the Supplier Diversity Program Office. Since his retirement, Bo has represented The Career Communications Group (CCG) on the Board of Directors for Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) and in 2017 was selected by CCG to be the Chairman of the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Alumni HBCU Initiative.

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Colleges & Universities ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY

Normal, Alabama DR. CHANCE M. GLENN Dean, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences Alabama A&M University reflects the uniqueness of the traditional land-grant institution which combines professional, vocational and liberal arts pursuits. The University provides baccalaureate and graduate studies that are compatible with the times to all qualified, capable individuals who are interested in further developing their technical, professional and scholastic skills and competencies. It operates in the three-fold function of teaching, research and public service including extension. A center of substance and excellence, Alabama A&M University provides a setting for the emergence of scholars, leaders, thinkers and other contributors to society. The College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences offers degree programs in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. In addition, there are programs in computer science, industrial technology, engineering technology, and civil engineering technology.

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY

Tallahassee, Florida DR. J. MURRAY GIBSON Dean, Florida A&M University-Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering Founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for African American Students, Florida A&M University was elevated to university status in 1953 and is now one of eleven universities in Florida’s State University System. The College of Engineering began in 1982 with the special legislated mandate to graduate African Americans, women and other underrepresented groups in engineering fields. Although the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been in existence for 35 years, this joint institution of Florida A&M University and Florida State University has demonstrated

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great success in educating engineers for the future, implementing outreach activities to K-12 students and conducting research to fulfill the needs of society. Committed to its motto “Quality, Growth and Diversity”, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has become the fastest growing engineering college in the nation. The College occupies two state-ofthe-art buildings with 200,000 square feet of classroom, office and laboratory space, with the third building on the drawing board to be completed in the next few years. These facilities have become the academic home for more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students.

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY

Hampton, Virginia DR. JOYCE T. SHIRAZI Dean, School of Engineering and Technology Hampton University was founded in 1868 and is composed of seven schools: Business, Engineering and Technology, Journalism and Communications, Liberal Arts and Education, Nursing, Pharmacy and Science and two colleges: Graduate College and University College. Hampton University offers 60 bachelor’s degree programs, 38 master’s degree programs and the doctoral or professional degree in nursing, physics, physical therapy and pharmacy. The School of Engineering and Technology was established in 1995, although an engineering department has existed since 1986. The School currently offers programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in aviation, chemical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering and the master degree in architecture. These programs are designed to provide students with a professional education appropriate to enter their professions, with a general educational background that facilitates awareness of the professional’s social responsibilities to the community.


HOWARD UNIVERSITY

global community. CSET is comprised of 16 Bachelor of Science, 9 Masters’ and 4 Ph.D. level degrees, many of which have several specialized tracks from which to choose.

Founded in 1867 as a private university, Howard University has played an important part in American history and continues to be a catalyst for change. Offering over 120 areas of study, Howard University has the largest concentration of doctoral-level African American scholars at any single institution of higher learning. The College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) is one of Howard University’s 13 schools and colleges. The CEA comprises the five departments of Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. The CEA offers fully accredited Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs. Graduate degree programs with abounding research opportunities offered in the engineering disciplines are Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy. Certificates in Cybersecurity and other professional programs are also offered. CEA graduates possess the ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, design and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems and understand the impact of architectural and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington, DC DR. ACHILLE MESSAC Dean, College of Engineering and Architecture

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Jackson, Mississippi DR. WILBUR WALTERS Interim Dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology Since 1877, Jackson State University has been providing young men and women opportunities that will empower them to succeed in an increasingly complex world. As the Urban University of Mississippi, Jackson State emphasizes public service programs designed to enhance quality of life and seek solutions to urban problems in the physical, social, intellectual and

Baltimore, Maryland DR. CRAIG SCOTT Interim Dean, Clarence M Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering The School of Engineering enrolls more than 1,200 students and it has fully accredited ABET undergraduate programs in Civil, Electrical and Computer, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies and Industrial and Systems Engineering. It awards undergraduate degrees in all of those areas and it offers graduate programs that lead to the Master of Engineering, the Ph.D. in Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Systems and the Doctor of Engineering and Master of Science in Transportation. The School of Engineering also offers Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Urban Transportation and Cyber Security. Located on the north side of the Morgan State University campus, the School of Engineering is based in an expansive three-building complex that includes the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr Building, the William Donald Schaefer Building and the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies which the School shares with the School of Architecture and Planning. The School of Engineering has several research centers and laboratories that focus on a variety of engineering issues. The School of Engineering seeks to ensure that students acquire the ability to master fundamental principles of engineering which may be applied effectively to benefit society. The objective is to produce competitive engineers who have negotiated a well-balanced curriculum based on regional and national accreditation guidelines. Experiential learning is a priority with a focus on solving problems and completing comprehensive projects. The result is graduates who are highly recruited by leading employers from across the country and the world.

economic environments. The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) at Jackson State University is committed to implementing the university’s mission and to focusing its intellectual, experience and other resources on improving the quality of life for its students, the surrounding community, state, nation and the

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Historically Black Colleges & Universities NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY Greensboro, North Carolina DR. ROBIN N. COGER Dean, College of Engineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral Research University dedicated to learning, discovery and community engagement. The University enrolls over 11,000 students and has an emphasis on preeminence in STEM and a commitment to excellence. North Carolina A&T fosters a climate of economic competitiveness that prepares students for the global society. Its College of Engineering (see www.ncat.edu/coe) has EAC ABET accredited undergraduate programs in Architectural, Bio, Biological, Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, as well as a CAC ABET-accredited program in Computer Science; plus 8 Masters of Science Degree programs and 5 Doctoral programs. The College continues to be the number one producer of African American engineers at the undergraduate level in the country and is proud of the achievements of its faculty, staff and students in education, research and innovation.

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

Norfolk, Virginia DR. MICHAEL KEEVE Dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology Norfolk State University is a public, urban, comprehensive institution. Currently in its seventy fourth year, NSU has evolved from a modest teachers’ college to a doctoral granting institution. With a solid track record of producing outstanding graduates in every field of human endeavor, the University currently serves approximately 6,300 students of which more than 1,800 are enrolled in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The Department of Engineering offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs in electronics and optical engineering. The optical engineering programs are among the few offered

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nationally and the only ones offered at a Historically Black College and University. The programs provide challenging and rigorous curricula, excellent faculty and a state-of-the-art infrastructure. This includes the Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research which offers a Class 100/1000 Cleanroom for micro and nano- fabrication, the Creative Gaming and Simulation Lab, Smart Optics Laboratories and many others.

PRAIRIE VIEW AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY Prairie View, Texas DR. PAMELA OBIOMON Dean, Roy G. Perry College of Engineering

Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution, a land-grant institution by Federal statute and a “statewide special purpose” institution by legislative designation serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population prominent among who are the unserved and underserved. With an enrollment of slightly over 6,500 students, the University has been designated by the Texas Constitution as one of three “institutions of the first class” (1984). The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering continues to sustain an infrastructure that will attract and maintain a world-class faculty and to produce graduates with the highest level of professional ethics and standards through its engineering programs. It is made up of six departments: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, engineering technology and mechanical engineering. We offer a total of nine bachelor’s degrees, four master’s and one doctorate. Our master of science in engineering degree program provides the option for concentrated study in either chemical, civil, environmental or mechanical engineering. The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering maintains the perfect balance between classroom theory and research application. While students concentrate on basic science, mathematics and engineering courses, they are also exposed to a broad range of humanities and social sciences classes, keeping them in touch with the world around them. Students’ research experiences also have real-world applications, such as the many funded projects focused on threats to homeland security.


SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE Baton Rouge, Louisiana DR. PATRICK CARRIERE Dean, College of Sciences and Engineering

Southern University and A&M College System is the only Historically Black College/ University System in the world, with five academic campuses and over 14,000 students. Founded in 1880, the Southern University System is dedicated to being a laboratory for exploration and experimentation. The College of Sciences and Engineering offers nine bachelor’s degree programs: biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, electronics engineering technology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and mathematics; five master’s degree programs: engineering, computer science, biology, mathematics, and physics; and two doctoral degree programs: environmental toxicology and science and math education. Former students have made significant contributions in the national and international economic, political, social and cultural arenas. The institution can also claim nine (9) U.S. Military Generals. The engineering programs are housed in a new 117,000- foot P.B.S. Pinchback Engineering facility with state-ofthe-art educational and research laboratories, latest computing facilities and multimedia-ready classrooms.

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Nashville, Tennessee DR. S. KEITH HARGROVE Dean, College of Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Tennessee State University (TSU) is a comprehensive, urban and land-grant university offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. It was founded in 1912, and currently has an enrollment of 7000 undergraduates and 2000 graduate students. TSU provides a wide range of academic, cultural, research and professional activities to traditional as well as nontraditional students. The College of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical engineering, computer science, and aeronautical and industrial technology. The college offers a master’s program with concentrations in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering and a masters/doctoral in Engineering & Computational Sciences. Current research initiatives are in cyber-security, advanced materials, sensor networking and data sciences..

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY Tuskegee, Alabama Dr. HESHMAT A. AGLAN Dean, College of Engineering

One of the most famous universities in the United States, Tuskegee was founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington. Although a majority of its 3,000 students come from the Southeast, its enrollment represents 43 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. possessions and 21 countries. Tuskegee University is a comprehensive institution with substantial outreach service programs and impressive research facilities. The highly respected College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in aerospace science, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering; Master of Science degree programs in chemical, electrical, material sciences and mechanical engineering; and a Ph.D. in Materials science and engineering. The college leads the country in graduating African-American Aerospace Engineers and Materials Science and Engineering PhDs. It also houses Tuskegee University Center for Advanced Materials, Nucor Education and Research Center and Chevron Additive Manufacturing Center.

UNIVERSITY OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, DC DR. DEVDAS SHETTY Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) was founded in 1977 with the merger of three institutions: the District of Columbia Teachers College, the Federal City College and the Washington Technical Institute. The University is comprised of a Community College, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences and the David A. Clarke School of Law. We are one of only four Universities in the nation’s capital providing ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in several engineering, computer science and information technology areas as well as graduate degrees in selected areas. The world is

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Historically Black Colleges & Universities a different place than it was in 1977, and so is the school, which has grown in terms of students, faculty and laboratories. Our students continue to win numerous awards and scholarships and tackle challenging, real-world problems to develop innovative solutions. We have recruited highly qualified faculty who have expertise in specialized areas. The school is moving to a higher level, not only in number and quality of graduates but also in value, quantity and impact of our research.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE Princess Anne, MD DR. KATE BROWN Interim Dean, School of Business and Technology

The Engineering Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with specializations in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The program is designed in such a manner that it supports the growing technological demands of the Eastern Shore, the State of Maryland and

the nation. The mission of the Engineering Program is to provide a quality engineering degree program; to establish close partnerships with industry and government and to facilitate technology transfers; to contribute to economic development within the State of Maryland, specifically in the Eastern Shore region; and to provide related service to the campus community and the community at large. Graduates are prepared for careers in a much needed area of expertise that are crucially needed locally, in the state, nationally, and globally. The Engineering Program at UMES was awarded initial accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in August 2013.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Petersburg, Virginia DR. DAWIT HAILE Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Technology Virginia State University (VSU) is a comprehensive coeducational land-grant institution located on the southern border of Chesterfield County and northern edge of Petersburg, Virginia. VSU was founded in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate

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Institute making it the first fully state supported four-year institution of higher learning for African-Americans in America. Today, the University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions. It enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, which over 90% are African American. VSU targets the total development of students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and provides a wholesome academic environment in which students can study, learn, research and benefit from their interaction with its exceptional faculty. Virginia State University is committed to education on a personal level, and to public service, research, and economic and leadership development activities in the region, state and nation. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. VSU offers over 48 baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as two doctoral programs. These degrees are offered within seven colleges: the College of Agriculture; the College of Engineering and Technology (CET); the College of Natural and Health Sciences; the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business; the College of Education; the College of Humanities and Liberal Arts; and the College of Graduate Studies. CET enrolls approximately 13% of the student body in three departments namely, Engineering and Computer Science; Mathematics and Economics; and Technology. All of the engineering and engineering technology programs are ABET accredited, as well as the computer science program. Within the College of Engineering and Technology, master’s degrees are offered in computer science, economics and mathematics.


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DARRYL A. STOKES Vice President, Transmission Operations & Planning Exelon Utilities Darryl Stokes is Vice President of Transmission Operations & Planning. He ensures the reliable operations of the transmission systems for all of Exelon’s utilities. He oversees efforts to optimize the value of the company’s transmission functions, including control room operations, reliability planning and interconnection planning. Darryl is also responsible for alignment across the utilities for all functions that interface with Transmission Operations & Planning. Darryl is based in Baltimore. Stokes has more than 35 years of experience with BGE. Throughout his career he has rotated through several technical and leadership assignments in key substation engineering and construction areas, transmission operations, human resources, project management, and engineering and standards. In his former position, Stokes was Vice President of Electric Transmission & Substations. He was responsible for the safe and reliable operation of BGE’s electric transmission system, including transmission and substation construction, operation and maintenance, transmission control room operations, NERC Reliability Standards Compliance and PJM interactions. He continues to play active roles in engineering recruitment and development activities, and economic and workforce development initiatives through partnerships with area colleges and universities, local non-profits and governmental agencies. He has also served with several industry groups including Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES), Southeast Electric Exchange (SEE), and Baltimore Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). Stokes is actively involved in civic and STEM related activities. He is currently Chair of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) and a board member of the Associated Black Charities, Humanim and the Baltimore Polytechnic Foundation. He formerly served on numerous boards including Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Howard County Public Works Board, Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy, Maryland Business Roundtable Strategic Committee, Columbia Foundation and Leadership Howard County. Stokes is married to Donna and they reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electric engineering from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a 1993 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Program.

AMANDA GOODSON Senior Manager, Program Management Excellence Raytheon Company Amanda H. Goodson is Senior Leader in Program Management Excellence. As Business Operations Manager, Staff Executive and Raytheon Emirates PMX director where she is responsible to drive strategy for PMX and to deploy an executable and sustainable business model for PMX for remote sites. Prior to her current role, she served in the PMX Accelerating Talent Directorate. Before her PMX roles, she was Information Technology (IT) Customer Engagement at Raytheon Missile Systems. Before that time, Goodson was director for Process Integration where she influenced the IT support and services team to enable Raytheon international business growth objectives in support of a common Enterprise global solution to create a model for reuse, leverage expertise, and enable optimized common solutions across the Enterprise. Prior to that role, Goodson was director of IT Governance and Information Assurance Directorate. Prior to that role, Goodson was Quality and Mission Effectiveness leader for two Product Lines, where she served as technical interface for quality and mission assurance ensuring success of the products and services provided to a diverse set of customers. Goodson is the vice chair for the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering board of directors representing Raytheon. Before to joining Raytheon in 2003, Goodson was appointed as NASA Senior Executive (SES), for Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama where she led an elite team of Agency experts responsible for assuring the safety of the space shuttle propulsion elements. She advanced to this position after serving more than 15 years with NASA, starting as an Aerospace Engineer and holding positions of increasing responsibility. September 2018 n www.amiepartnerships.org

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her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. Veronica is married and the proud mother of two sons who have followed her passion and are pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University and North Carolina A&T State University.

EVERETT TUCKER Goodson has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing people and complex systems. She is a certified coach, speaker and R6s Expert in Training. She was named the federal government’s supervisor of the year and received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, received the Southwest Alliance leadership award and was selected as Tucson Woman on the Move. Goodson earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a Doctorate degree.

VERONICA L. NELSON Executive Director Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Veronica Nelson is the Executive Director of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE). AMIE is a coalition of corporations, government agencies and the fifteen (15) ABET accredited Engineering Schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). She leads AMIE as it develops strategies to expand corporate, government and academic partnerships to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place minority students in engineering careers and increase diversity in the engineering workforce. Veronica has over 18 years of experience in process engineering developing Automated Assembly Processes and over 9 years of experience in Engineering Management and Human Resources managing Career Pathways Programs, Diversity Recruiting, Professional Development Rotation Programs, Interns/Co-op Programs and University Relations & Recruiting at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Veronica served as Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton responsible for developing, managing and implementing firm-wide Strategies for University and Diversity Recruiting. Veronica was awarded the 2007 Women of Color in Technology Award for Educational Leadership – Corporate Promotion of Education and the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Educational Leadership – Promotion of Higher Education for her passion and dedication to promoting STEM. Veronica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Robotics from Howard University. She received the National GEM Consortium Fellowship and was the first female to obtain

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Divisional Vice President, Operations Strategy & Engineering Abbott Laboratories Everett’s responsibilities span Division Engineering, Operations Strategy, Business Excellence, Facilities and Capital Planning, and EHS. He joined Abbott in January 2015, with a versatile background in global operations, engineering, supply chain, customer service and general management. Everett began his career at an Edison Engineering Program graduate at General Electric (GE) and has held several positions at GE, Honeywell and Kimball Electronics. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Engineering and Operations for CAE Healthcare. Everett has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

LESLIE C. BRADLEY Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion (GDI) The Boeing Company Leslie C. Bradley is a Senior Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) for The Boeing Company. In this role, Leslie is a key leader of the GDI team with responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of strategic diversity and inclusion plans and objectives in partnership with the vice president of Global Diversity & Inclusion and the Executive Diversity Council. Leslie also manages the enterprise HBCU strategy initiative within the company, leveraging multicultural leaders as a think tank responsible for championing change in mindsets, behaviors and systems impacting our progress in the acceleration of diversity within the enterprise. In addition to her primary role, she supports, collaborates and develops partnerships with Boeing’s extensive External Technical Affiliations portfolio which help accomplish the company’s technical, business, and talent objectives as well facilitate connections to the marketplace. Leslie has more than 15 years of leadership experience with companies that include The Department of Defense, American Chemical Society and the U.S. Senate. Leslie is a graduate of University of Maryland with degrees in


Political Science, Business Development and holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA).

MATT LAVELLE Vice President of Operations Boston Scientific Matt Lavelle is a Vice President of Operations at Boston Scientific responsible for leading one of fourteen global manufacturing plants that leverages innovative technology to produce life enhancing medical devices. Matt has over sixteen years of progressive leadership experience within Boston Scientific’s Global Operations function and has served as a Production Supervisor, Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Director of Production, and Multi-site Director of Materials prior to his current role. In his tenure with Boston Scientific, Matt has worked in three different locations and supported all six of the company’s business divisions. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Matt served as an Infantry officer in the US Army for six years in multiple assignment locations around the world. In addition to serving on the AMIE Executive Board, Matt also represents Boston Scientific as a Board Member for the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturer’s Council, an organization committed to education and advocacy for Indiana’s medical device sector at the state and federal government level. Matt earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a MBA in Operations Management and Finance from the University of Minnesota. He is married and he and his wife have one son..

DR. TYRONE D. TABORN Publisher, Chairman and CEO Career Communications Group Career Communications Group (CCG) is a minority-owned media services company, which connects top technology talent to employers that have the potential to fulfill their career goals. Over more than a quarter of a century, CCG has built strong, lasting partnerships with America’s top companies, government agencies, and educational institutions through its magazines, the internet, and conferences that promote achievements of minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Taborn is founder of the Foundation for Educational Development which aims to raise awareness of technology literacy in minority communities across America. The foundation’s programs – Black Family Technology Awareness Week, La Familia Technology Awareness Week and the Native American Family

Technology Journey – aim to bring families into the digital age through computer literacy workshops. His current and past board affiliations include Women Legislators of Maryland Foundation Inc., Baltimore Partners for Enhanced Learning, Maryland Black Caucus Foundation Inc., Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) and the Granville Academy. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and the State’s Legislative Black Caucus honored Taborn with a 2008 Living History Award in Engineering, Science and Innovation. Taborn was recognized for outstanding contributions to his field and the State of Maryland. He was one of three individuals to receive the award. Taborn holds honorary degrees from Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University.

DR. MARK D. VAUGHN Manager, Technical Talent Pipelining for Technology Community and Lead for the Technology Community Office of STEM, Corning Incorporated Dr. Mark D. Vaughn is Manager of Technical Talent Pipelining for Corning’s Technology Community and is the Lead for the Technology Community Office of STEM. In this role, Vaughn develops, implements and manages PK-20 science and engineering programs and initiatives in support of meeting the Technology Community’s near term and long term technical talent needs. Dr. Vaughn began his 29 year career with Corning in 1988 as a Research Technician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Alfred University, a Master of Science degree in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to his current role, Dr. Vaughn was a Research Associate in Modeling and Simulation where he was a noted expert in Optical Network Traffic Demand Modeling and Access Network Cost Modeling. In addition to his primary role, Vaughn has served the Technology Community and Corporation in a variety of other ways including serving as an Innovation Black Belt, past chairman and co-founder of the Black Technology Network (an employee resource group that champions the contributions and careers of Blacks in the Technology Community) and project manager for Leadership Fundamentals for Program Managers, one of the corporation’s premiere leadership training experiences. Dr. Vaughn is a native of Elmira, New York. He and his wife reside in Painted Post, New York and are the proud parents of 5 children, one son-in-law and one grandchild.

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CATHERINE OKITE Sr. Advisor, IT HR Business Relationship Team DELL EMC Catherine Okite is currently the Sr., Advisor, IT HR Business Relationship team for DELL EMC where she partners with the business to manage internal demand of Dell’s IT services and manages enterprise implementation of HR systems. In this role, she is responsible for aligning process and technology improvement initiatives to the strategic priorities of the business, account management, business readiness, demand shaping, developing and maintaining strong relationships with senior level business stakeholders. In addition to her IT Management role, Okite is the President of EMC’s Black Employee Affinity Group where she leads the corporate chapter in the implementation of innovative programs that help drive the effective assimilation of minorities into the company. Most recently, Okite developed and implemented EMC’s highly successful “Speed Coaching” program where corporate executives served as coaches to more than 400 participants. Additionally, Okite co-chaired the development and implementation of EMC’s Historically Black College and University (HBCU) initiative building tight partnerships with HBCU Schools and Technical deans to bring minority students into coveted EMC summer internships. On April 26, 2016, EMC’s Black Employee Affinity Group received “NAACP Difference Maker Award” for doing exceptional work in the areas of recruitment and retention, developing a pipeline and community service. Okite is a 17 year veteran of EMC and has held a variety of technology leadership positions across the company. In addition to her impressive EMC career, she held technology focused positions at Boston Architectural Center, Inc. Magazine, Bredy Network Management Corporation and the Boston Housing Authority. A native of Kenya, Okite earned her undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Northeastern University and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and certified Project Management Professional. She is also an alumnus of the highly acclaimed Partnership Fellows program.

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KEN BARRETT Captain U.S. Navy (Ret.), Chief Diversity Officer General Motors Corporation Ken Barrett became General Motors’ first Chief Diversity Officer in 2012. He has 14 years of executive experience, including five years of award-winning performance as the U.S. Navy’s Diversity Director, where he achieved historic levels of minority and female officer additions and transformational work-life balance initiatives. Before joining GM, he served as the Under Secretary of Defense’s Acting Director, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity. He began his career with the U.S. Navy in 1984, and after commissioning through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, he held positions in engineering and operations.

GARY MICHAEL SCHNEIDER Vice President, Global Technical Sales IBM Sales & Distribution Gary Schneider has been in the technology industry since 1988, when he joined IBM as a software developer at the IBM Toronto Lab Database as a member of the DB2 development team. He was a member of the initial technology transfer team that first delivered DB2 on the Windows and AIX platforms in the early 90’s, porting the product from OS/2. During that time in Toronto he held positions with progressively increased responsibility within Development, Business Partner Enablement, Marketing and Business Development. In 1999, he ventured into the entrepreneurial space, leading a startup technology company that specialized in digital media distribution using VPN (Virtual Private Networks) for in-store advertising. Key clients include Wal-Mart Canada and Wendy’s Corporation. The company won the Canadian Venture Fair as the best investment opportunity of the year in 2000. In April 2001, he returned to IBM US, being named Worldwide Director of Channel Development, responsible for worldwide strategic alliances and technical enablement for IBM’s Information Management (IM) division under IBM Software Group. In March of 2003, he was named Director of Linux Competitive Technology for IBM’s Information Management business. In this role, his organization had responsibility for IBM Data Management’s business strategy and execution on Linux, including alliances with Novell, Red Hat and other emerging Linux vendors and solutions providers. In January 2006, he was appointed to the position of Worldwide Director of Field Technical Presales and Sales Enablement for Information Management, responsible for the Field Technical IM community, as well as overall sales training for


all IBM seller communities on the IM portfolio. In February 2010, Mr. Schneider accepted the role of CTO & Vice President of Technical Leadership for IBM’s Growth Markets Unit, based in Shanghai, China, responsible for driving technical sales, innovation, and technical & professional skills development across the eight growth market regions. He is currently Vice President of Global Technical Sales, based in Armonk, New York. Mr. Schneider has an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

SCOTT TRAPP Corporate Director of Diversity Outreach Global Diversity & Inclusion Lockheed Martin Scott Trapp is director of diversity outreach for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the Corporation’s corporate diversity and inclusion outreach strategies to grow relationships with strategic partners and help position Lockheed Martin as an employer of choice. His role incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach and higher education initiatives as well as, talent sourcing and outreach and national diversity events. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Trapp served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions at Public Service Enterprise Group in Newark, NJ, most recently as the director of talent acquisition and diversity outreach. In this role, his responsibilities included partnering with business leaders across the organization, outside constituents, such as state political leaders and diversity partners, to aide in developing recruitment strategies. Mr. Trapp has more than 15 years of leadership experience with companies that include Exelon Energy Corporation, Association of Medical Colleges and the University of Maryland. Mr. Trapp graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and is certified in Lominger Career Architect.

DR. EUGENE M. DELOATCH Dean Emeritus, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering Morgan State University Prior to beginning his service as Professor and Founding Dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University (1984–2016), Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch completed twenty-four years of affiliation with Howard University in Washington, D.C. During his last nine years at Howard, he led a department that granted baccalaureate degrees to more African American engineers than any school in the

country. He has a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (E.E.) from Tougaloo College and Lafayette College respectively. He also holds a M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the New York Polytechnic University. In recognition of his many years of effective service to engineering education, Dr. DeLoatch has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by Lafayette College (1984), Binghamton University (2004) and Tougaloo College (2017). Dr. DeLoatch became the first African American to serve as President of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the world’s most prestigious engineering education organization, during the ASEE’s 2002-2003 activity year. He is a Life Member and Fellow of the Society which was founded in 1893. Of his most cherished recognitions, DeLoatch lists the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award, the 2016 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award, the 2015 AMIE Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2014 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity . In 2017, DeLoatch became a 2017 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee.

DR. ROBIN N. COGER Dean of the College of Engineering, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Dr. Robin N. Coger is the Dean of the College of Engineering, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) in Greensboro, NC (www.ncat.edu/coe). Dr. Robin Coger is a mechanical engineer who earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, and her Master of Science and Doctoral degrees from the University of California – Berkeley. She completed her post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Prior to joining N.C. A&T in 2011, Dr. Coger served as a Professor and Center Director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her career at UNC-Charlotte spanned over 15 years, where she served as a dedicated educator, researcher, and administrator. Dr. Coger’s research expertise is in solving design and performance problems related to tissue engineered organs. Her work has resulted in numerous journal and conference publications in the areas of liver tissue engineering and cryopreservation;

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one patent, and a pending patent application. Dr. Coger has been awarded for her excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring over her career, and is actively engaged in collaborations that advance faculty, innovative ventures, and student competitiveness. Dr. Coger is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is also a Board member of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, FIRST (firstinspires. org), and the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering (AMIEpartnerships.org) organization. Dr. Coger is also a member of editorial board of the American Society of Engineering Educations publication, PRISM.

GLORIA PUALANI Corporate Director, Global Supplier Diversity Programs/Government Relations Northrop Grumman Corporation Gloria Pualani is the Corporate Director, Global Supplier Diversity Programs/Government Relations for Northrop Grumman Corporation. In this position, she is responsible for the direction, management and implementation of all socio-economic business programs from a corporate perspective. She has been employed by Northrop Grumman in various assignments for over 30 years. She has used her expertise to advance the course of small, women and minority-owned businesses in the aerospace industry. This includes a strong advocacy for increasing business development opportunities for AbilityOne organizations, veteran and service-disabled veteran owned and small business firms. Ms. Pualani represents the corporation at various small business outreach events, federal procurement conferences and symposia. Ms. Pualani has received several awards and recognition for her dedication, active engagement and support to the small business community. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, mission systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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STEVE JARRETT Senior Diversity and Inclusion(D&I) Consultant Oracle Steve is a Senior-level Human Resource executive with over 25 years of experience in human capital management, diversity/ inclusion, talent acquisition, retention, succession planning, and compensation & benefits, Steve understands that a company’s greatest asset is its people. Throughout his career, he has played a key role in aligning HR with overall corporate growth strategies, developed and implemented analytics to support organizational objectives, and worked to create business environments where team members are inspired to do their best work. As a Senior Diversity and Inclusion(D&I) Consultant for Oracle, Steve has developed a strategy to enhance the Oracle D&I brand. Steve created the framework that will serve as the foundation for Oracle to provide global D&I support to its business units. Steve simplified the focus areas for Oracle’s Employee Resource Groups to make them simpler without compromising their connection to the business. He created an e-learning D&I module for HR Business Partners worldwide that received 95% favorable ratings for content, alignment with business goals and its non-threatening approach to D&I. His initiatives include line of business specific D&I programs on Unconscious Bias. Steve led the effort to redesign the D&I intranet site making it more intuitive and user friendly and is responsible for creating and gaining approval for Oracle’s D&I tagline, “Innovating Through Diverse Points of View”. As an independent consultant, Steve developed talent management solutions for firms in multiple industries, including strategies for diversity and inclusion, staffing, succession, retention and employee engagement. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Steve has had the opportunity to add value as a key strategic contributor to overall corporate goals. His efforts have led to the creation of the firm’s 1st formalized Succession Planning Program, the 1st Employee Engagement Survey, and 1st Diversity Leadership Council, as well as FINRA’s repeated selection as one of Working Mother magazine’s Top 100 companies. Prior to joining FINRA, Steve spent more than 25 years with IBM Corporation in progressively responsible HR Management roles, working with organizations ranging from 300 people to large, global business units with more than 85,000 employees worldwide. His efforts focused on creating robust succession planning, compensation, and human capital programs. As Vice President of Human Resources for IBM’s Integrated Technology Delivery Unit, Steve consolidated programs and services to reduce labor costs by more that 10% and created a robust succession planning process. He also led a task force that created


an HR scorecard that helped to smooth the integration process during multiple mergers and acquisitions. He developed ideas resulting in improved diversity representation within the IBM technical executive population, including nomination of some of the company’s 1st minority and female IBM Distinguished Engineers and IBM Fellows. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also completed a certificate program in Strategic Leadership at Harvard University and attended the Human Resources Management Institute at Cornell University. A Life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Steve and his wife Sharon currently reside in Charlotte NC with their two children, Royce and Tori.

DR. SHIELD B. LIN Interim Dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Prairie View A&M University Dr. Shield B. Lin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University and have taught courses in the Department for the past 31 years. His fields of interest include finite element analysis and design, dynamics of mechanical systems, automatic controls, and robotics. Dr. Lin is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. His industrial experience includes working as a design engineer and a production engineer in two companies. As the Principle Investigator, he has brought in more than ten external funded projects to the College. He currently advises a group of undergraduate and graduate students on a software simulation project funded by CACI/NASA Johnson Space Center. Dr. Lin has extensive administrative experience, having served as the Department Head of Mechanical Engineering from 1997 through 2007, and as the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering from 2007 to 2017. He was appointed to be the Interim Dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering in January 2018.

TAVIA CARSON Siemens PLM Software Saint Louis, Missouri Co-Chairman, Siemens PLM Global Diversity Council – Diversity and Inclusion Tavia Carson is responsible for the strategy and operational leader of the Siemens PL Software Global Diversity Council. She also leads Professional Affiliations & Global Community Relations Teams, driving innovation and digitalization value for displaced workers, strategic customers and business partners. Ms. Carson is a graduate of Webster University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management. Ms. Carson has worked for Siemens PLM Software for 18 years, serving as Account Manager for Academic Institutions in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, where she introduced PLM Software

to top universities. Currently Tavia works in the Partner Program Office, as a Partner Manager for Software and Technology Partners. Software and Technology partners provide products that extend and enhance Siemens PLM Software offerings. Partner products allow you to enhance your productivity by offering, Application interoperability, Technology integration and Infrastructure compatibility.

JAMES C. DALTON, P.E. Director of Civil Works United States Army Corps of Engineers James C. Dalton was selected to the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2005. Currently, he is the director of Civil Works, based at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the nation’s capital. He manages operations of a $6 billion program of water and land resources around the United States. He oversees more than 25,000 civilian employees and represents the Army Corps of Engineers on various committees. Mr. Dalton’s previous SES positions include chief, Engineering, and Construction Division, responsible for the Department of Defense programs, other federal agencies, and over 60 foreign nations. He has also served as the Corps’ regional integration team leader for the South Atlantic Division and South Pacific Division integration, chair of the Climate Change Adaption Committee, and leader for Resilience. Other positions include director of business management for USACE’s Gulf Region in Baghdad, Iraq; deputy district engineer for the Programs and Project Management Division of USACE’s Alaska District, Anchorage. There he was responsible for the district’s interagency and international programs and projects for the Department of Defense and other federal, state and local agencies. Earlier in his career, he served as the chief of the Ministry of National Defense/Host Nation Liaison of USACE’s Far East District in Seoul, Korea, where he provided leadership and oversight of a large military construction program. From 1997 to 1999, he was the chief and senior in-country representative for the Corps’ office in Egypt. A native of North Carolina, he has been employed by the Corps since 1978 after graduating with a bachelor’s in architectural engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He joined the Corps as a cost engineer after the Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Dalton was selected for training and attended North Carolina State University where he earned his master’s degree in civil engineering in 1992.

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PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Marvin Bembry Carrie Amankwah Myron Hardiman Veronica Nelson

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Daniel Struble – Abbott Laboratories Arlington Carter – The Boeing Company Andrew Crowe – Eli Lilly & Company Allen Atkins – The Boeing Company Wil Cooksey – General Motors Joseph McAvoy - Aerotek Michael Gordon- Lockheed Martin Darryl Stokes - Exelon

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Thank you for your “Leadership and Service”

Celebrating 25 Years of Advancing Diversity through Partnerships

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25 YEARS OF SERVICE

Patricia Burgess Patricia Burgess is the Office Manager for Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE), Director of the AMIE Tutorial STEM Program and Coordinator of the AMIE Internship Program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She has been employed with AMIE since it was established. Pat’s involvement with STEM began 24 years ago through a partnership with AMIE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Through this partnership, she coordinated internships that enabled over 180 students from nine (9) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity to intern in Germany, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and Korea Districts. Pat was instrumental in three of the districts joining the partnership. She constantly encourages engineering students to apply for these internships to broaden their horizons and give them hands on experience in engineering. Seeing the excitement from the students who had traveled abroad and hearing how much they had learned from other cultures, she thought this might encourage younger students to attend college and pursue a STEM degree. So in 1997, Pat founded the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Tutorial STEM Program in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University. The AMIE Tutorial Program is an after-school pre-college tutorial program for middle and high school students from the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The program is designed to assist students in mathematics and help cultivate their interest in science and engineering. In the last 21 years, over 400 students have participated in the program and attended various colleges and universities. Thank you for your passion and dedication to the mission and vision of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE).

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Siemens PLM Software fosters diversity and inclusion. Diversity isn’t just about gender, culture, age or lifestyle. It’s about everything that makes us unique—our talents, ideas, contributions and experiences. A corporate culture that promotes personal growth can only be achieved by fostering creativity, productivity and mutual respect. Diversity fuels our innovation. And that’s what has made Siemens successful for over 160 years. By creating a diverse workforce, we strive to gain the respect of our employees, customers and communities.

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As the contracting entity for Alabama A&M University, the AAMU-RISE Foundation leverages all research disciplines at the institution. We have a commitment to solving real-world, complex problems, including space technology, securing cyberspace, emerging biotechnologies, sustainable energy sources, water, and food production.

The Alabama A&M University College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences is the place where aspiring engineers need to be. The best minds from diverse backgrounds are here participating in the transformational power of STEM education.

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF ADVANCING DIVERSITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

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, PATRONS Michael Gordon Darryl Stokes Dr. Robin Coger Dr. Eugene DeLoatch Ted Childs Dr. Audeen Fentiman Dr. John Gibson Stacey Brown James Dalton Veronica L. Nelson Everett Tucker Dr. Mark Vaughn Patricia Burgess Amanda Goodson Dr. Dawit Haile Hulas King Oliver Leslie Derek McGowan Avalyn Pace Gary Schneider Tamera Ziglar Leslie Bradley

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AMIE Member Companies Abbott Laboratories The Boeing Company Boston Scientific Career Communications Group Corning Incorporated Dell EMC Elementum Exelon General Motors Corporation IBM Corporation Lockheed Martin Corporation The MITRE Corporation National Security Agency Naval Sea Systems Command NetApp Northrop Grumman Corporation Oracle Penn State Applied Research Labs Purdue University Raytheon Company Rolls-Royce Siemens Texas Instruments U.S. Air Force Research Labs U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Department of Energy

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engineering career AT BGE?

BGE, one of the nation’s leading energy utilities, is looking for bright, motivated people. � Immediate opportunities for senior level mechanical and electrical engineers. � Utilize your expertise on critical projects. � Join a team, a company and a community that appreciates your hard work. � Help strengthen BGE’s reputation for delivering energy safely and reliably.

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BUILD SOMETHING FASTER That’s What We Do, Every Day.

At Boeing, people with diverse backgrounds and talents work together to take aerospace to new heights. Join us and make aerospace even better. boeing.com/careers/BEYA Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Achieving Diversity Through Partnerships AMIE is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate, government, and academic alliances to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit our website at www.amiepartnerships.org for background information, administrative information and website links to affiliated HBCU websites. CONTACTS: Veronica L. Nelson Executive Director, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Morgan State University, School of Engineering 5200 Perring Parkway Baltimore, Maryland Email: Executive_Director@amiepartnerships.org

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Patricia Burgess Office Manager, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Morgan State University, School of Engineering 5200 Perring Parkway Baltimore, Maryland Office: 443-885-3077 Email: patricia.burgess@morgan.edu

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25th Annual AMIE Conference The Power of Partnerships: Celebrating the Past, Transforming The Present and Innovating for The Future

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25th Annual AMIE Conference The Power of Partnerships: Celebrating the Past, Transforming The Present and Innovating for The Future

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