AMSAA employee wins 2007 National HENAAC Engineering & Science Award
September 25, 2007
By Scott Schoeb
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Ms. Katryna Segovia of the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity is the "2007 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation national winner of the Most Promising Engineer Award - Advanced Degree (Graduate Level)." Segovia will be honored during the 19th Annual HENAAC Conference, Oct. 11 to 13 in San Diego, Calif.
HENAAC was established in 1989 as a means of identifying, honoring, and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American science, engineering, technology and math professionals.
Segovia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Resources from the University of Maryland. While working full time at AMSAA, she also earned a Masters in Applied Biomedical Engineering Degree from Johns Hopkins University, despite an extremely heavy workload. She is active in the Society of Women in Engineering, representing AMSAA at a national convention and in recruiting for AMSAA at local colleges and universities.
Since 2003 Segovia has worked on Chemical and Biological Sensor Analyses in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Branch of AMSAA. During this period, she has used her engineering expertise to successfully perform significant sensor systems analyses. In addition, Segovia has published a Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Materials document to provide pertinent information to Soldiers in the field. AMSAA is responsible for providing item and system level performance data for major Army studies, and Segovia has completed running and analyzing a very large set of computer model scenarios that enabled AMSAA to provide key data to other Army organizations for use in their portion of the analyses.