PITTSBURGH, Pa. – March 26, 2018– Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees Derius Galvez and Kathryn Hamilton were recognized this past weekend at the National Society of Black Engineer’s (NSBE) 44th Annual Convention.
The convention demonstrates NSBE’s commitment to graduating 10,000 black engineers annually by 2025.
Wes Bush, chairman and chief executive officer, Northrop Grumman, spoke at the event’s Executive Mentoring Series. The company also sponsored an executive leadership luncheon during the event, moderated by Lisa Davis, corporate vice president, communications. The panelists included: Mark Caylor, corporate vice president and president, Mission Systems; Chris Jones, corporate vice president and president, Technology Services; Janis Pamiljans, corporate vice president and president, Aerospace Systems; and Shawn Purvis, corporate vice president and president, Enterprise Services.
Northrop Grumman’s former corporate vice president of communications, Darryl Fraser, was also recognized at the event, receiving the Dr. Arthur J. Bond Lifetime Member of the Year award.
Galvez received the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award, presented each year to one male and one female member of NSBE that exemplifies the organization’s mission and values. Recipients of this award have demonstrated high scholastic performance, served NSBE, society and other organizations, and possess high professional promise.
Galvez recently accepted a position as a quality engineer for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector, where he previously interned for the company. As a graduate student at Mississippi State University, Galvez worked in the school’s office of diversity programs and student development where he was a graduate assistant and mentored other engineering students. He also led the coordination for the school’s Summer Bridge program and worked with other organizations at the school including: NSBE, Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Galvez earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Mississippi State University.
Hamilton received the Outstanding Woman in Technology award which recognizes individuals with a career of exceptional accomplishments in an engineering or technical field, leadership abilities, demonstrated support for increasing the number of women in engineering and technology, and a high level of achievement in technology.
Hamilton is an engineering program manager for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. She provides operational support for several navigation and positioning systems programs. Previously, Hamilton was a systems engineering lead with a focus on requirements development and management, and led a project to streamline engineering processes and compliance across 18 facilities. She has been active in her community as a former board member for TEAM Science, where she has taught summer science camp workshops for 6th graders for more than ten years. She also helped establish a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program at a local elementary school. She earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California, a certification in Systems Engineering Management from the California Institute of Technology and a certification in Engineering Management from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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