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U.S. Navy Engineer Wins ‘STEM Oscar’ at 2017 BEYA Award Gala
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2017) - Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Commander Rear Adm. Tom Druggan presents the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Community Service Award to Dwayne Nelson, NSWC Dahlgren Division engineer, at the 31st annual BEYA gala. "This award has inspired and challenged me to contribute more towards empowering our youth and others to serve our community while encouraging interest in highly-rewarding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields," said Nelson. "Giving back and empowering people to reach their full potential is vital to stimulating enthusiasm about STEM. Every step, no matter how large or small, helps strengthen the arduous efforts in sustaining monumental, long-term, positive change within our communities."  (U.S. Navy photo/Released)