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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth golden torch Award Winners Profiles by kennda Lynch The NSBE Golden Torch awards, now in their 12th year, recognize organizations and individuals who exemplify NSBE’s ideals of academic excellence, professional success and dedication to improvement of the black community. The NSBE Golden Torch Awards also link the accomplishments of the award winners with the dreams of college-bound students. Since their inception, these awards have provided more than $330,000 in scholarships to ambitious high school seniors. This year’s Golden Torch honorees will receive their awards at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Saturday, March 28, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., during the climactic closing event of NSBE’s 35th Annual National Convention. GoLDEN TorCH LEGaCy awarD LT. CmDr. wESLEy a. BrowN United States Navy (Ret.) Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown was the first African-American graduate of the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Brown was in the U.S. Army, in an accelerated electrical engineering program at Howard University, when Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. of New York approached him about attending the Naval Academy. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Brown was appointed to the USNA in 1944. Despite enduring a great deal of racism from some of his classmates, Brown persevered, and on June 3, 1949, he graduated from the Academy. Brown went on to serve a distinguished, 20-year career in the Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander in the Civil Engineer Corps and obtaining his professional engineer license. He served tours of duty in the Korean and Vietnam Wars then served as a planning officer for several military projects around the world. In 2005, his struggles at the Academy were chronicled in a book titled, “Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy’s First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality,” by Robert J. Schneller Jr. In 2006, the Naval Academy honored him at the groundbreaking of its Wesley Brown Field House, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in May 2008. century. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Dr. Briggs left his home country of Nigeria to obtain an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he focused his research expertise on microprocessor technology. Dr. Briggs then went on to serve a distinguished career in academia and industry. He joined Intel Corporation in 1997, where in 12 years he has more than distinguished himself as a leader in his field. He has served as director of several of the company’s divisions, including Systems Architecture and Chipset Engineering, and is now the chief architect of Intel’s largest division: the Digital Enterprise Group. In November 2008, Dr. Briggs had the honor of being the first African American to be named an Intel Fellow. Dr. Briggs is passionate about providing equal access to technology for all. He is a volunteer member of the board of the African University of Science and Technology at Abuja, Nigeria, where he has provided insight into the enhancement of the computer science curriculum. LIfETImE aCHIEvEmENT IN GovErNmENT Larry E. HoLLINGSworTH Avionics National Director Air 4.5, NAVAIR After NASA engineers visited his school in the fourth grade, Larry Hollingsworth knew he wanted to be an engineer. Supported by his parents, who did not have a college education, he got his B.S. in electrical engineering from George Washington University in 1977. He combined his engineering passion with his fascination for the military and joined NAVAIR the next year. He quickly rose through the ranks of civil servant leadership and, in 1996, was selected for the Senior Executive Service, taking responsibility for the East Coast section of the NAVAIR Avionics Department. www.nsbe.org DISTINGUISHED ENGINEEr of THE yEar fayé a. BrIGGS, PH.D. Chief Platform Performance Architect, Intel Corporation Dr. Fayé Briggs has been a trailblazer in the engineering community for more than a quarter of a 118 • march/april 2009 •

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Contents
Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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