LeKenya Walker and Cameron Thomas, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center employees in Vicksburg, are winners of the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for Modern Day Technology Leaders.
The award recognizes African-American scientists and engineers around the country who are shaping the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as promoting diversity and inclusion in the STEM pipeline.
It was given at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 14. Walker uses high-performance computing to help the military better understand its weapon systems. Thomas is an expert in explosive weapons effects.
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