Two electronics engineers from Picatinny Arsenal were recently honored for their achievements at the recent 37th Black Engineer of the Year Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Conference.
Kushan G. Patel received an award in the category of Science Spectrum Trailblazer, while Hampton Terry received an award in the category of Modern Day Technology Leader. The awards honor leaders who demonstrate outstanding performance and who will shape the course of STEM in the future.
Both employees work at the Weapons and Software Engineering Center, which is part of the larger U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal.
Patel was nominated based on his outstanding contributions to various battle tank systems. He provided vital support as the project lead for fire-control production, sustainment, obsolescence, technical issues, and future improvements for the tank systems.
Terry was nominated for his outstanding contributions to the design and development of circuit card assemblies and electronics assemblies within multiple Armaments Center science and technology projects. Among his projects is the Next Generation Intelligent Fire Control.
DEVCOM had other award winners at this year’s conference, which was held from Feb. 9-11 at National Harbor, Maryland. The DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center had three winners: Dr. Patrick Taylor, Professional Achievement in Government Award; Dr. Terrance West, Modern Day Technology Leader Award, and James Bowman III, Modern Day Technology Leader Award. Lamar Garrett from the DEVCOM Analysis Center received the Career Achievement in Government Award.
In recent years, employees at the Armaments Center’s Weapons and Software Engineering Center have also been honored with the Black Engineer of the Year awards. They are Tyrone Hutchinson, Hannibal People and Jean-Philippe Simon, who work at Picatinny Arsenal, and Curtis Bradley, who works at Watervliet Arsenal, New York.