Forty-seven Northrop Grumman Corporation employees received awards for their achievements at the sixteenth annual Women of Color in Technology STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) Conference in Dallas, Tx. The conference recognizes outstanding women in the STEM fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting.
Myra Gross, program manager, Naval and Marine systems, undersea systems for Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector in Linthicum, Md., was honored with the Professional Achievement – Industry award. She oversees the company’s U.S. Navy submarine sensor systems work, currently managing three production programs. Gross and her team have been directly responsible for the delivery of Light Weight Wide Aperture Array (LWWAA) sonar systems to the U.S. Navy for use in the service’s Virginia-class submarines. Gross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at California State University, Long Beach.
Anjali Singh, senior advisory engineer in the Space and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Division at Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector in Azusa, Calif., was honored with the Career Achievement – Industry award. Singh is responsible for delivery of focal plane products to the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) follow-on production program. She is credited with publication of more than 50-refereed publications and numerous presentations at international technical conferences. Singh’s world class research, exceptional management ability, and gifted leadership skills were cited as part of her recognition for career achievement. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications and a Master of Science degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India as well as a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
Yolanda Evans Mitchell, lead program mission assurance engineer on Northrop Grumman’s Airport Surveillance Radar program (ASR-9) for the company’s Electronic Systems sector in Linthicum, Md., was recognized with the Community Service award. Mitchell supervises inspections of upgrades to the ASR-9 program, which is the principal airport surveillance radar used at over 130 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s busiest airports. She is also responsible for contract data management for the program, maintaining the database of all Contract Data Requirements Line Items (CDRLs). Mitchell is an avid community supporter, particularly in the area of STEM education, working with students at the company’s SMART CART program, Worthy Program, Design Squad and the Johns Hopkins MESA program. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree in engineering from Howard University.
Adrienne Williams, nuclear spares and repairs program manager for Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems in Baltimore, was honored with the Managerial Leadership – Industry award. Williams is responsible for engineering and logistics management and cost analysis for efficient resource and facility utilization. Williams graduated cum-laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science.
Qiong Jackson, cost account manager and system performance team lead on the SBIRS program for Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector in Azusa, CA., was also honored with the Managerial Leadership – Industry award. Jackson is responsible for managing technical performance, schedule, and cost on the program, with the primary responsibility of designing and executing tests and performing analysis for integration and testing. Jackson has co-authored 10 journal articles and authored or co-authored 25 conference papers and numerous technical presentations. Jackson earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics from Electrical Science and Engineering University in China and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University.
Receiving the Women of Color STEM Conference Technology All-Star Award were Northrop Grumman employees: Agnes Alvarez, Esther Chu Masaoka, Faterna Dossaji, Seanna Garrett, Stephanie Gordon, Cassandra Gordon, Suzanne Hemphill, Essie Horton, Anitha Kadaru, Michelle Kao, Mala Kataria, Jen-Jyh Liu, Sharon Meadows, Denise Mitchell, Roberta Radcliffe, Sheela Rao, Anastasia Reitz, Sharlay Robinson, Lakeisha Souter and Necole Mitchell.
Northrop Grumman employees honored with the conference’s Technology Rising Stars award were: Tiffany Amos, Veronica Artono, Deidre Connor, Sneha Desai, Valerie Anne DeVera, Tomeka Fisher, Leah Forde, Aiko Hayashida, Mechelle James, Navneet Kaur, Andrina Luczon, Monifa Miller, Simonetta O’Riordan-Adjah, Susan Park, Tonya Pillow, Kortney Pinkney, Naomi Ramos, Martina Scimeca, Monica Steward, Preetha Thomas, Diana Wu and ShuRhonda Bradley
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Nov. 7, 2011