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3 from Lockheed win Hispanic Engineer awards

Three engineers from Lockheed Martin, the Bethesda-based security and aerospace company, were honored recently at the annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference in New Orleans. Sergio Torres, Ph.D., a Lockheed Martin fellow with Information Systems and Global Solutions, was named the 2014 HENAAC Scientist of the Year for his contributions in air traffic management. Edward Jimenez, Ph.D., senior member, Software Systems Research and Development at Sandia National Laboratories, received the Most Promising Engineer or Scientist — Advanced Degree Award. In addition to his research in tomography, Jimenez volunteers for a National Science Foundation-funded program that supports at-risk Hispanic youth, motivating them to pursue STEM careers. Ruben Herrera, operations and maintenance development lead at Information Systems and Global Solutions, received the Information Technology Award. Herrera plays a key role in ensuring systems for the Internal Revenue Service are available and operating as they should. Herrera has been active in community organizations during his career, most recently supporting the education achievement of Hispanic students and other under-represented student populations in science and engineering.

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