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03-010
For Release: February 12, 2003

Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office
216/433-2406
katherine.martin@nasa.gov


Earls and Robinson Win Accolades

Two employees at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Deputy Director Dr. Julian Earls and Daryl Robinson, computer engineer in the Satellite Networks and Architectures Branch, have been selected to receive Black Engineer of the Year awards for 2002.

Earls will receive his award in the category of Career Achievement in Government. This award is given by Career Communications Group, Inc., which sponsors the annual Black Engineer of the Year Technology Awards conference. Dr. Earls will be honored with this award at a Gala Awards event on February 15 during the 17th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Professional Development Seminar and Celebration.

Earls was chosen for his outstanding contributions in the field of Radiation Physics and to the Black Community as well as his commitment to serving as a role model to people of all ages and backgrounds. "I am honored at being selected for this prestigious award and am humbled to be among those who previously were chosen for their unselfish contributions," said Earls about his achievement.

Earls earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Norfolk State University, a master's degree in radiation biology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and his doctorate degree in radiation physics from the University of Michigan. He also earned the equivalent of a second master's degree in environmental health from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's prestigious Program for Management Development

Robinson was likewise recognized by the Career Communications Group by receiving the Modern-day Technology Leader Award. This award is given to men and women of color who demonstrate outstanding performance and will shape the future course of technology and science. Robinson will receive his Certificate of Recognition during the Modern-day Technology Leadership Luncheon, which is also held during the 17th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Professional Development Seminar and Celebration.

Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Cleveland State University.

This year's celebration of The Black Engineer of the Year Awards will be held in Baltimore from February 13 through February 15 and will be hosted by the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, and US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

Print quality photos of Earls and Robinson are available online:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/pressrel/2003/03-010addm.html

For more information on The Black Engineer of the Year Award, see:

http://www.blackengineer.com

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