2017 NSBE Golden Torch Award Recipients


Corporate/Education Partnership
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Corporate Diversity Leadership
The Boeing Company

Graduate Student of the Year
Rachel Harsley
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Ill.

Professional Member of the Year
LaShara Smith
NSBE Richmond Professionals
Senior Analytical Research Scientist, Tredegar Film Product
Richmond, Va.

Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year (Female)
Sossena Wood
Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year (Male)
Samuel Kanu
Supplementary Instructor, Student Academics Enhancement Services
Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas

Distinguished Engineer of the Year
Darnell Moore, Ph.D.
Manager, Perception & Analytics Laboratory
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Dallas, Texas

Pioneer of the Year
Ernest D. Levert Sr.
Lockheed Martin Fellow for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dallas, Texas

Lifetime Achievement in Government
Frederick Smith
Supervisor Branch Chief, Thermal Systems Branch, Crew and Thermal Systems Division
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas

Corporate Community Service
West Point Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM
West Point, N.Y.

Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year
Maj. Delante Moore
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering
United States Military Academy
West Point, N.Y.

Outstanding Woman in Technology
April Fowles
Supplier Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Military Aircraft Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Pre-College Initiative Student of the Year (Female)
Audra Collins
San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr. Chapter
San Antonio, Texas

Pre-College Initiative Student of the Year (Male)
Donte Harris
Greater Albuquerque NSBE Jr. Chapter
Albuquerque, N.M.

Pre-College Initiative Director of the Year
Darryl Wiley
Advisor
Legacy STEM Project NSBE Jr. Chapter
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pre-College Initiative Program of the Year
Greater Albuquerque NSBE Jr. Chapter
Albuquerque, N.M.