Lashon Booker was honored for Technical Innovation; Javita Everhart, Oluseyi "Yemi" Fashina, and Jorge Rodriguez were named Modern-Day Technology Leaders; and Devon Rollins received the Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Student Leadership Award.
"I am delighted to see BEYA recognize Lashon, Javita, Yemi, Jorge, and Devon for their outstanding contributions, both at MITRE and in their communities," said Lisa Bender, vice president and chief human resources officer at MITRE.
A lead systems engineer in MITRE's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), the Federal Aviation Administration-sponsored federally funded research and development center, Rodriguez
has expertise in airspace design and air traffic control modeling and simulation.
currently directs the CAASD team working to optimize airspace and procedures in the eastern U.S., which includes the airspace redesign of the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan area.
Rodriguez joined MITRE in 2007.
He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the California Polytechnic State University.