Mitre’s Ben King, James Tolbert, Nickyra Washington Win STEM Awards


Karen Quinn-Quintin
Karen Quinn-Quintin

Mitre Corp. engineers Ben King Sr., James Tolbert II and Nickyra Washington each won awards at a global conference in Washington Feb. 7 through 9 focused on global competitiveness in science, technology, engineering and math.

King won a career achievement award while Tolbert and Washington won modern-day technology awards at the 2013 Black Engineer of the Year awards gala, Mitre said Monday.

We’re honored that BEYA chose to recognize Ben, James, and Nickyra for their professional achievements and commitment to their communities,” said Karen Quinn-Quintin, Mitre vice president and chief human resources officer.Mitre logo

“Their dedication to fulfilling MITRE’s mission to address issues of critical national importance while investing in and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders gives us great pride in their accomplishments,” she added.

King, a 23-year company veteran, works as a systems engineer at the corporation’s command and control center within the Defense Department-sponsored National Security Engineering Center.

He tests a chemical security assessment tool for the Department of Homeland Security‘s office of infrastructure protection, supporting the national protection and programs directorate.

Tolbert works as a senior software engineer in the corporation’s center for integrated intelligence systems at the NSEC, where he develops software prototypes and provides consulting services for existing intelligence community technology.

Washington serves as a senior information security engineer and scientist and oversees Mitre’s information security vendor risk assessment program, where she leads a team responsible for assessing security and privacy controls of vendors.

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