High-Tech Sunday
High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 11 - Capt. Donnie Cochran

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 11 - Capt. Donnie Cochran

September 27, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen, sit down with the first African American pilot to fly with The Blue Angels, Capt. Donnie Cochran. 

 

Capt. Cochran’s Navy career included duty as a fighter pilot, flying the RF-8G and F-14A & D from the decks of the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz, USS Coral Sea, USS Enterprise, USS Ranger and the USS Kitty Hawk. Cpt. Cochran was the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron 111. Captain Cochran’s distinguished career also included two tours with the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (The Blue Angels).

Now, Capt. Cochran is a recognized expert and “motivational teacher” in both the military and business sectors, who inspires high-performance in individuals and organizations to achieve heightened and sustained performance in both their personal and professional lives.

Capt. Cochran has received many awards and honors including the Distinguished Graduate award from Savannah State University, selected Black Engineer of the Year for 1989, presented two Legion of Merit Medals, (3) Meritorious Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Medal and numerous other awards and honors. 

 

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. 10: Dr. Victor McCrary

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 10: Dr. Victor McCrary

September 20, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with 2011 BEYA Scientist of the Year, Dr. Victor McCrary.

 

Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs at the University of the District of Columbia, Dr. McCrary leads the growth, development, direction, and oversight of the University’s research enterprise. He is a change agent and serial innovator, responsible for developing comprehensive, sustainable research strategies, fostering trans-disciplinary research and expanding research programs via engagement with federal and state agencies and private entities, including his significant contributions to Morgan State University becoming one of only 130 universities nationwide to have an R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Dr. McCrary has authored and co-authored more than 60 technical papers and co-edited two books during his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In October 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. McCrary to serve on the National Science Board which oversees the National Science Foundation. He chaired a task force that recently produced the report, “The Skilled Technical Working: Crafting America’s Science and Engineering Enterprise."

 

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. 9: Dr. Ruthie Lyle

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 9: Dr. Ruthie Lyle

September 14, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with 2010 Women of Color STEM Awardee and CCG Hall of Famer, Dr. Ruthie Lyle for a conversation on Invention Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

Dr. Lyle is the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.

Dr. Lyle has distinguished herself as an Innovation Thought Leader. She has earned over 176 issued patents; and is believed to have the most inventions for any black woman in the world. Dr. Lyle successfully passed the Patent Bar and is a registered United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) Patent Agent with credentials to prosecute patent applications before the USPTO. She is, perhaps, the first African American to hold the title of IBM Master Inventor and lead multiple IBM Enterprise Patent Review Boards.

Currently, Dr. Lyle is a Lead Research Engineer with USAA Chief Technology Office of Research. She explores emerging technologies and turns ideas into customized and new business solutions.

 

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.

 

Dr. Ruthie Lyle is also available for speaking engagements. To secure her for your next event, please contact "rlylecannon@gmail.com".

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