2017 Leadership Award Winners
Principal Electronics Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate
Qing Wu received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA in 2002. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.
Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Company
Dr. C.Y. Chang is a Principal Engineering Fellow at Raytheon with over 30 years of experience in developing space and airborne radar systems for earth science, surveillance and reconnaissance applications, specializing in advanced radar system design and signal processing. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
Chief Microsoft Architect, Northrop Grumman
Danh Nguyen-Huynh is a Chief Microsoft Architect with Northrop Grumman and currently supports the Department of State’s Enterprise Network Management office. In his current role, Mr. Nguyen-Huynh is responsible for designing technical solutions for securely integrating identity and cloud technologies within the department.
Vice President, Corporate Data Executive and Chief Technology Officer
Brad Furukawa is vice president, corporate data executive and chief technology officer for Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Services and Chief Strategy Office (ES&CSO). As corporate data executive, Mr. Furukawa drives business value by enabling companywide data analytics, data governance and an information architecture.
Senior Systems Engineer II, Raytheon Missile Systems
Su-Yee Chu is a Senior Systems Engineer II for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in Tucson, Arizona. Chu received her bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her master’s in Systems Engineering in 2012 from Johns Hopkins University.
Senior Systems Engineer II, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Dr. Edward Dou was born and raised in Southern California. He is a devoted father of two and enjoys trying new things and having new experiences.
Director, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Program Support, Boeing Research & Technology, The Boeing Company
Lucia Chung is passionate about people, airplanes and manufacturing – and loves that at Boeing she can work with all three. Lucia is currently the Director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) Program Support for Boeing Research and Technology, where she leads the delivery of material and process engineering services and the implementation of technology into designs, production systems and fleet solutions.
Director, Global Health, GE Foundation
Asha Varghese is the Director of Global Health at the GE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GE. She leads Global Health programs focused on cost, quality and access across the developing world. Asha sits on the leadership council for GE’s Asian Pacific American Forum. Asha holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Staff Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
Tony Moua is a lead Project Engineer for Pilot Training Devices at Lockheed Martin. Mr. Moua graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Electrical Computer Engineering and Psychology.
Since 1958, NASA has amassed a rich history of unique scientific and technological achievements in human space flight, aeronautics, science, and space applications. Those accomplishments include the International Space Station, improved aircraft safety, and dozens of robotic interplanetary probes, including the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, Voyager-1.
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.