Three AFRL Scientists and Engineers to be Recognized at the 27th Annual HENAAC STEM Career Conference

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For nearly three decades now, Great Minds in STEM, a non-profit organization focusing on STEM educational awareness programs, has identified and showcased the achievements of the nation's most talented scientists and engineers within the Hispanic community. This year's honorees include three AFRL scientists and engineers who will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to STEM programs at the 27th Annual HENAAC STEM Career Conference slated to take place October 14-18 in Pasadena, California.

"We truly have an amazing team and this national-level recognition highlights the vital technologies AFRL researchers are contributing to our warfighters," said Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, Air Force Research Laboratory Commander.  "Attracting young people to STEM careers is a national priority.  I'm proud that the work by our diverse team of military and civilian scientists and engineers is helping to enhance awareness of the vast array of AFRL research opportunities."

The award winners are:

2015 HENAAC Award Winner
Most Promising Scientist or Engineer- Advanced Degree- Master's

Capt. Daniel J. Uribe
Program Manager for the Center for Rapid Innovation

2015 STEM Military & Civilian Hero
Ivett A. Levya, Ph.D., P.E.
Aerothermodynamics Program Officer for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

2015 Luminary Honoree
2nd Lt. Arcenio M. Muniz
Rocket Test Engineer for the Experimental Demonstrations Branch, AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate