CHARLESTON, S.C., Two Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic engineers garnered recognition at the Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference in Detroit, Oct. 12.
Shana LeSane and Brianeisha Eure received the 2018 Technology Rising Star Award for helping shape technology for the future.
LeSane is the deputy lead engineer for the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet/Next Generation Enterprise Network End User Services in Charleston, South Carolina. She provides engineering support and solidifying guidance on all client-impacted devices, systems and applications.
“I’ve been interested in engineering since I was a little girl,” said LeSane. “My uncle was a computer engineer and I saw an article written about him. That was very impressive to me, especially being a black man in that era. That gave me the courage to chase my dreams of being a computer scientist.”
She said she is grateful to be able to give back to our youth, and especially young girls and minorities.
“Shana is a positive person with great morals,” said Amanda Patterson-Womble, who nominated LeSane for this recognition award. “Shana’s coworkers benefit from her positive energy, and she actively impacts the command by mentoring others.”
Similar to Lesane, Eure enjoys her career and helping others on her team.
As a cybersecurity engineer in Norfolk, Eure is responsible for designing and building information technology (IT) solutions with security at the forefront. She is also responsible for maintaining an effective security posture throughout the lifecycle of a program through the use of security controls, policies and other techniques.
“Brianeisha is the gold standard for how to be an effective member of a team,” said Kevin Hahn, Eure’s supervisor. “She does what needs to done be, regardless of whose responsibility it is, and she always has a smile on her face.”
Eure studied information technology and computer science, with an emphasis in information assurance at Norfolk State University.
“I saw engineering as a way to utilize the skill sets I obtained to be able to have the most impact at SSC Atlantic,” Eure said.
The Women of Color STEM Conference motivates women to advance their education and careers in STEM fields. The conference opens up many opportunities for women to achieve their professional goals and aspirations.
Both LeSane and Eure said it is an honor to be recognized alongside an esteemed group of women and trailblazers in their field.