High-Tech Sunday
High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 53 - Clayton Turner

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 53 - Clayton Turner

February 20, 2022

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Director of NASA's Langley Research Center, Clatyon Turner, for a conversation on Filling the World with “I Can’s".

As Director, Turner leads a diverse group of civil servant and contractor scientists, researchers, engineers and support staff, who work to make revolutionary improvements to aviation, expand understanding of Earth’s atmosphere, develop new technologies for space exploration, and contriute to NASA’s broader exploration mission.

Through his career, Turner has worked on many projects for the Agency including Earth observing technology development, materials technology development, and the Space Shuttle Program Return-to-Flight, just to name a few. Clayton has received many prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Rank Award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, and the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal.

 

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Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 52 - Roderick Jackson, Ph.D.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 52 - Roderick Jackson, Ph.D.

January 30, 2022

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Rayondon Kennedy and Lango Deen sit down with Laboratory Program Manager for National Renewable Energy Laboratory and 2022 BEYA STEM Conference Professional Achievement in Government awardee, Dr. Roderick Jackson, for a conversation on Investing in a Clean Future.

Dr. Jackson sets the strategic plan for NREL’s buildings portfolio while working closely with senior laboratory management. While at NREL, Dr. Jackson has been recognixed as a Distinguished Member of Research Staff. In addition, he is serving a three-year appointment to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Research Advisory Board, which began in 2021. Dr. Jackson has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, including the National GEM Consortium Alumni of the Year and Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 under forty.

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 51 - Usang Ekpe

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 51 - Usang Ekpe

January 16, 2022

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Principal-Wireless Translations Engineer for AT&T and 2022 BEYA STEM Conference Dr. James W. Mitchell Legacy awardee, Usang Ekpe, for a conversation on Advancing Communication. 

Currently serving as a Tier 2/3 tecnical expert and trainer for mobility provisioning engineers responsible for Nokia hardware and software, Ekpe’s role includes working on emerging technologies in conjunction with AT&T Labs, third-party vendors, and multiple internal teams to design and test new technology concepts. Usang is not only an excellent member of AT&T, but to his community as well, by volunteering his skills and tutoring at-risk youth.

Keep up with Usang here!

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 50 - Philip June

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 50 - Philip June

January 9, 2022
CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Rayondon Kennedy and Lango Deen sit down with Vice President of Safety & Quality for Boeing Global Services and 2022 BEYA STEM Conference Professional Achievement in Industry awardee, Philip June, for a conversation on Building a Diverse Workforce.
 
Prior to his role as Vice President of Safety & Quality, June most recently served as director of Engineering for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Design Center in Southern California and leader for Boeing Global Services’ Commercial Modifications and Conversions Engineering team. He was responsible for the core Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering organization and was the Engineering skill leader in Southern California for the team designing and developing commercial airplane programs. In his Boeing Global Services role, June led the team supporting the conversion of airplanes in the Boeing commercial fleet to cargo configurations. He also was site leader for the Boeing facility in Long Beach, CA.
 
Keep up with Philip here!
 
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Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 49 - LaTasha Starr

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 49 - LaTasha Starr

December 19, 2021

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Ada Romano and Lango Deen sit down with Associate Fellow, Systems Engineer Senior Staff for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and 2022 BEYA STEM Conference Linda Gooden Legacy Awardee, LaTasha Starr, for a conversation on ESTe²M Dreamers.

Starr began her career as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin Space in 2007. Less than a year later, LaTasha was one of fifteen engineers throughout Lockheed Martin Space to participate in the Engineering Leadership Development Program. Starr has embraced challenges with technical excellence, taking on the responsibility of designing, testing, and validating solar telescopes to monitor the sun’s activity.

In addition to her duties at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Starr is also the CEO of ESTe²M Dreamers, a nonprofit that strives to improve the academic success rate of local youth by providing opportunities for STEM-focused summer camps, tutoring, and after-school activities throughout the school year.

 

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Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 48 - CDR Desmond Walker

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 48 - CDR Desmond Walker

December 5, 2021

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Rayondon Kennedy and Lango Deen sit down with Prospective Executive Officer of USS BAINBRIDGE and 2022 BEYA STEM Conference Career Achievement in Government awardee, CDR Desmond Walker, for a conversation on the Path of a Black Naval Officer.

CDR Walker has served on USS BATAAN, where he received the Humanitarian Service Medal after support of Hurricane Katrina humantarian assistance and disaster relief. Later, the Commander served on USS CARL VINSON, where he excelled at anticipating problem areas in management of 26 assessable chemical and radiological programs. Ashore, CDR Walker served as a Nuclear Programs Manager, Section Head for Amphibious Warfare In-Service Readiness, and most recently, the Executive Assistant to Commander, Second Fleet / Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk.

CDR Walker has received numerous recognition awards, such as the NNOA CAPT Sallee Kafer Mentoring Award in 2017 and NNOA Doris Miller Award in 2018 for his efforts in improving the connection between accession, retention and mentorship of Naval Officers.

Keep up with CDR Walker via the following social media links:

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

 

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 47 - Frenae Smith

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 47 - Frenae Smith

November 28, 2021

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Rayondon Kennedy and Lango Deen sit down with Manager of Codes and Standards and Laboratory Services for DTE Energy and 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference Special Recognition awardee, Frenae Smith, for a conversation on Don’t Pay It Back, Pay It Forward. 

 

In 2009, Smith led the Laboratory in becoming the First Energy Lab in the United States to receive The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. In addition, Smith belongs to organizations such as the American Gas Association, Midwest Energy Association, and the National Society of Black Engineers, just to name a few.

Frenae takes the time to volunteer with the Engineering Society of Detroit with Future Cities and the Engineering & Technology Job Fair. Continuing her efforts in giving back to the community, Smith is also active with United Way and Junior Achievement Job Shadowing Program, where she coordinates approximately 75 high school students with an on-site career day at DTE Energy.

 

Keep up with Frenae using the social media links below!

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 46 - Dr. Arti Patel Varanasi

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 46 - Dr. Arti Patel Varanasi

October 24, 2021

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn sits down with President and CEO of Advancing Synergy, LLC and Co-Founder of Health Tech Alley, Dr. Arti Patel Varanasi, for a conversation on Curiosity in Action: Aligning Passion, Skills, and Knowledge. 

 

Dr. Varanasi has over 25 years combined experience in cancer research, advocacy, capacity building, public health and project management and maintains close ties to the medical, public health and research community. Advancing Synergy served as the technology partner on a grant awarded to Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD from Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to provide virtual, personalized support to women undergoing breast cancer treatment through an innovative technology. Arti co-founded Health Tech Alley to deliver on the promise of health tech for all by serving healthcare organizations in providing quality and affordable healthcare. 

Dr. Varanasi serves as the Chair for many health, entrepreneurial, and technology communities in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. 

 

Stay up-to-date with Dr. Varanasi, Advancing Synergy, LLC, and Health Tech Alley via the links below:

If you would like to contact Dr. Varanasi, please send an email to either of the addresses below: 

  • avaranasi@advancingsynergy.com 
  • avaranasi@healthtechalley.org 

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 45 - Gen. Larry Spencer

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 45 - Gen. Larry Spencer

September 19, 2021

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with President for the Armed Forces Benefit Association and 5Star Life Insurance, (Ret.) Gen. Larry Spencer, to discuss his book, Dark Horse. 

Gen. Spencer spent over 40 years in the Air Force, with his last assignment being the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. In this capacity, Gen. Spencer was the secong highest-ranking military member in the Air Force. He presided over the Air Staff and assisted the Chief of Staff of the Air Force with organizing, training, and equipping 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. 

Gen. Spencer has two named awards: The Air Force General Larry Spencer Innovation Award and the Air Force General Larry Spencer Special Acts and Services Award. 

 

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Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 44 - Dr. Yazmin Feliz

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 44 - Dr. Yazmin Feliz

September 12, 2021

CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Postdoctoral Researcher for Columbia University and 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference GEM Outstanding Young Alumnus awardee, Dr. Yazmin Feliz, for a conversation on Blazing Your Own Path! 

Dr. Feliz tackles big challenges and upon embarking on her PhD journey has worked to solve one of the most pressing global problems in healthcare; the inaccessibility to affordable medical imaging used for helping diagnose and treat conditions ranging from pregnancy complications to cardiovascular malignancies. Within her first year of studies, she was awarded The National GEM Consortium Fellowship in 2015 and is now considered a subject matter expert in 3D printing low-cost technology for use point-of-care in developing regions. 

With her Ph.D. at Columbia University completed, Dr. Feliz is launching her startup, Ultrasonos, distributing the first-ever imaging system that generates 3D sonograms for under $300 in materials cost, paving the way for ultra-affordable modalities to enter the ultrasound market and be used in remote patient management, especially during COVID-19 times when patients can monitor their health at home via telemedicine consults to avoid trips to the hospital. 

 

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Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

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