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February 23, 2004

Julie Burt
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(281) 483-5111

Release: #J04-019


NASA engineer and native Houstonian Regina Blue was commended as one of the Modern Day Technology Leaders at the 18th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, Feb. 20.

U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine, the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Lockheed Martin Corporation hosted the conference.

The award honors select “bright, young, up-and-coming women and men who are shaping the future of engineering, science and technology,” according to conference organizers. Honorees are annually selected based on their work in making technology part of global society. Their accomplishments are upheld as examples of the important contributions made on a daily basis by the half-million African-Americans in high-tech jobs.

Blue received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in instructional technology, both from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She then went on to get her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Video of Blue’s award presentation, as well as general footage of her at work, will be shown on NASA TV videofile Monday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. CST.

NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

More information about the prestigious 2004 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference is available on the Internet at:

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