Tollie Strode Jr., a senior project officer at Science Applications International Corp., will be honored at the Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference for his engineering expertise and accomplishments at the Chantilly, Va.-based company.
He will receive the Gen. Lester L. Lyles Legacy award during the BEYA event that will take place on Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C., SAIC said Monday.
Strode has led a team experimenting with robotic autonomous systems in support of the Department of Defense“™s efforts to build platforms that could increase the performance of deployed military personnel. He currently supports engineering of ground robotic systems, soldier-borne sensors and drones for potential use in the battlefield.
Before joining SAIC in 2009, he worked for the private sector in various roles such as a manufacturing management position at Procter and Gamble.
He joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy and supported military robotic programs at Fort Benning in Georgia.