Northrop Grumman‘s Kathryn Hamilton and Chandria Poole have received awards at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony that recognized excellence in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference took place in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 8 to 10, Northrop said Monday.
Hamilton, an engineering program manager within Northrop’s mission systems business, received a BEYA Professional Achievement award.
She currently manages navigation and positioning technology programs and previously was systems engineering lead focused on requirements development and management efforts.
She also taught at summer science camp workshops for elementary students, as well as helped establish a local elementary school’s robotics program.
Poole, deputy program manager for Northrop’s mission systems unit, received the BEYA Most Promising Engineer award.
She leads the unit’s efforts to help customers update complex systems as part of their cloud migration efforts and serves as lead engineer for an independent research and development project at the company.
She also mentors students through the U.S. Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot education program.
Additionally, 13 other Northrop employees were also honored during the BEYA event.