FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Oct. 23, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees Naomi Hernandez and Tizoc Loza were honored for being outstanding role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this weekend at the 29th Annual Great Minds in STEM HENAAC Conference in Pasadena, California.
HENAAC recognizes the achievements and contributions of top professionals in the Hispanic community from academia, government, military and industry. They are innovators and STEM leaders
who serve as role models to inspire young people to pursue technical careers with a focus on the Hispanic community. Award winners are peer reviewed and selected by a committee of representatives from industry, government, military and academic institutions.
Hernandez, a lead project engineer with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, received a HENAAC Luminary Award. She has been actively involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) serving on the national board of directors, has received the SHPE Junipero Serra Award and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award. She works with Northrop Grumman’s Adelante employee resource group, the SHPE Central Florida chapter and mentors Hispanic engineering students. She earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in systems engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Loza, the Northrop Grumman manager for global supplier diversity programs, received the HENAAC Santiago Rodriguez Diversity Award. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Small Business Innovation Research Program, which supports the transfer of technology to small businesses and universities, and he manages the Northrop Grumman Mentor-Protégé program. He supports education working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges/Universities and other Minority Institutions to identify scholarship awards, research and development programs, and subcontracting opportunities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and international business from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s with an emphasis in supply chain from Strayer University, Alexandria, Virginia.
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