Baptiste, Mullins honored at 2020 BEYA national awards conference


Two outstanding NIWC Pacific engineers were recognized with Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) at the 2020 BEYA conference in Washington, D.C. in February. These recognitions highlight the breadth of opportunities that await thousands of young American women and men in their various career paths.

Philip Baptiste was nominated for the Professional Achievement in Government BEYA STEM Award for his efforts as a project manager and branch head for the Maritime Tactical Command and Control System. Ebony Mullins received the BEYA Modern-Day Technology Leader Award for her efforts as science and technology lead supporting the Battlespace Awareness and Information Operations Program Office (PMW 120).



Baptiste, a NIWC Pacific employee for the past eight years, is responsible for developing, integrating and testing software of two systems into the Navy's Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services environment. As branch head, he is responsible for the supervision of 17 government computer scientists and engineers supporting various projects, while providing technical leadership for his multi-million dollar project in an agile software development environment. Baptiste also holds a Master of Advanced Study in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Professional Achievement awardees are highly experienced, mid-career (with up to 15 years in the workforce) STEM professionals who made significant discoveries, made important advances in his or her chosen STEM career path, and is acknowledged as a leader of large STEM initiatives. Here, the specific degree earned is less relevant than the significance of the work and the nominee's achievement as a role model for others in the field.
Professional Achievement awardees are highly experienced, mid-career (with up to 15 years in the workforce) STEM professionals who made significant discoveries, made important advances in his or her chosen STEM career path, and is acknowledged as a leader of large STEM initiatives. Here, the specific degree earned is less relevant than the significance of the work and the nominee's achievement as a role model for others in the field.

Mullins, (above, right of center) a NIWC Pacific employee of more than two years, oversees teams of engineers and scientists to evaluate emerging technologies for implementation in the Navy's Distributed Common Ground System Navy intelligence system. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Consumer Science from the University of Alabama, and two Master'™s of Science degrees in Technology Management and Science Cyber Security and Information Assurance- Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking from National University.

Modern-Day Technology Leaders are men and women who are demonstrating outstanding performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The award validates what we already know: she is a special and gifted person. 




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