UDC: “We Are Black History” – Philip A. Lovell
UDC: “We Are Black History”
Philip A. Lovell
UDC Alum – Former “Black Engineer of the Year”
Recognized for his dedication and community service, Philip A. Lovell was named “Black Engineer of the Year” during the 29th annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference.
Hosted by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Lockheed Martin Corporation, the BEYA STEM Conference took place in February, 2015.
BEYA is the largest gathering of STEM professionals and leaders who are committed to increasing the percentage of people from historically underrepresented communities in the technical workforce.
Lovell, a Fellow mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, received the Outstanding Technical Contribution award. He was recognized for his many technical roles involved with programs such as Agile Beam Radar, F-22, the Joint Strike Fighter and STARLite. He is an active mentor to young engineers.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of the District of Columbia in 1995 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2001.
As a multi-disciplined mechanical engineer, Lovell has had many technical roles at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and has authored 18 publications and has received four new technology and 19 trade secret awards.
Shortages in STEM mean that more engineers like Lovell will be in demand. America is projected to need 1 million more STEM professionals by 2022.
The BEYA STEM Conference is designed to shed light on the underrepresentation of all minorities in the STEM industry,and to honor the successful modern-day minority inventors, technical innovators, gifted scientists, budding engineers, and high level managers and executives whose careers are “Going Beyond the Limits” in private industry, government agencies, and the military, and who are living proof of the benefits of opening doors to opportunity.
The three-day event brings together about 8,000 attendees, including students, college administrators, recruiters, engineering and IT professionals, scientists, and high-level decision-
makers from the corporate, government, and military communities, in an effort to broaden diversity in U.S. technical and scientific work forces. The conference’s prestigious awards ceremony provides employers with the unique opportunity to acknowledge and share the achievements of minorities who are leaders in the fields of math, science, engineering, and information technology and who often have overcome a landscape of personal challenge, social inequity, and workplace immobility.
To learn more, read the links below: http://www.northropgrumman.com