Guardians honored at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

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The Modern Day Technology Leaders Award is awarded to bright, young, up-and-coming women and men who are shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology. The USCG has an unprecedented number of 13 honorees this year, they are:  CDR Bryan Durr; CDR Cornell Perry; CDR John Pruitt; LCDR Travis Carter; LCDR Eric Jones; LCDR Zeita Merchant; LT Walter Daniel; LT Olivia Grant; LT Thomas Shuler; LT Carrie Wolfe; Mr. George Harrison; Mr. Kevin Jones and Ms. Juanita Thomas.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The Modern Day Technology Leaders Award is awarded to bright, young, up-and-coming women and men who are shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology. The USCG has an unprecedented number of 13 honorees this year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
College students from HBCUs (Clark, Spellman and Morehouse Universities) attending the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Award's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference visited the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 19th.  During their Coast Guard sponsored visit, they witnessed America's tall ship, the Coast Guard Barque EAGLE, in dry dock at the shipyard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
College students from historically black colleges and universities (Clark, Spellman and Morehouse Universities) attending the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Award's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference visited the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 19th. During their Coast Guard sponsored visit, they witnessed America's tall ship, the Coast Guard Barque EAGLE, in dry dock at the shipyard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Last month, some of America’s most talented engineers descended upon Baltimore, Maryland to be recognized at the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) during the organization’s annual conference.

Mr. Otis Harvey, a civilian at the Surface Forces Logistics Center, was honored at the gala Stars and Stripes dinner where an outstanding engineer from each military service is recognized. In addition to his role as a key technical advisor on the procurement of our Great Lakes icebreaker, Harvey is a leader, mentor and volunteer in his local community where he devotes a great deal of his free time to working with youthful offenders.

Thirteen other Guardians were recognized as Modern Day Technology Leaders. This award is presented to “bright, young, up-and-coming women and men who are shaping the future of engineering, science and technology.” The Coast Guard honorees were (in alphabetical and rank order): CDR Bryan Durr, CDR Cornell Perry, CDR John Pruitt, LCDR Travis Carter, LCDR Eric Jones, LCDR Zeita Merchant, LT Walter Daniel, LT Olivia Grant, LT Thomas Shuler, LT Carrie Wolfe, Mr. George Harrison, and Ms. Juanita Thomas.

Congratulations to all of the honorees and to BEYA for a successful event.

Click here to learn more about the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

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The Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, congratulates Mr. Harvey Otis at the BEYA STEM Stars and Stripes Awards Dinner; Mr. Harvey received the Stars and Stripes Awards for outstanding military service and contributions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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