INDIANAPOLIS – April 1, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees Cameron Dryden and Jamesha Parks received top awards at the 39th annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conference held March 27-31 in Indianapolis. The NSBE awards recognize excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and precollege students.
"To be recognized as a top technical professional in the country by the NSBE is an outstanding honor. We wish our award winners continued success in their careers and thank them for their contributions to Northrop Grumman, our communities and their professional fields," said Denise Peppard, Northrop Grumman vice president and chief human resources officer.
Dryden received the NSBE Distinguished Engineer of the Year award. He is the systems and services business area manager for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, developing and manufacturing electro-optical and opto-mechanical equipment for industry and government. He has received 10 patents in the fields of high-speed digital signal transmission, bar code scanning and dimensioning, and Web-enabled document image processing. Active in the community outside Boston, he has worked for many years to improve opportunities for minority and disadvantaged young people and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts, First Robotics and the Italian Home for Children. Dryden earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Parks, a recipient of a NSBE Outstanding Woman in Technology award, is a systems and system safety engineer for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. She provides system safety engineering support to Northrop Grumman programs such as the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System and United Kingdom Airborne Warning and Control System Whole Life Support Program. She also has received a Modern Day Technology Leader Award from the Black Engineer of the Year Awards, and was nominated for the 2012 and 2013 Space Coast Outstanding Woman Engineer. She is an officer in two Northrop Grumman employee groups – the African American Task Group and Women in Northrop Grumman – and is involved with Society of Women Engineers science, technology, engineering and math activities such as the Introducing Girls to Engineering Workshop and WOW! That's Engineering. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial and systems engineering from Auburn University.
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