High-Tech Sunday
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. 

 

Purchase your copy of Dark Horse today!

 

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. 

 

Keep up with Dr. Feliz 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. 43 - Dan Mosqueda

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 43 - Dan Mosqueda

September 5, 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 Riverside Research's Business Development Director for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, Dan Mosqueda, for a conversation on A Life of Service. 

Up first is Corning Incorporated's manager of Technical Talent Pipelining, Dr. Mark Vaughn. 

Next, is Career Communications Group’s Senior Technology Editor, Lango Deen. 

Finally, our esteemed guest, Dan Mosqueda. Mosqueda’s goal is to either bring great solutions to aid in meeting the missions of the Department of the Air Force, or to play a key role in assisting in the understanding and evaluation of technology, mission operations, sustainment, and ultimately contribute to the security of the nation and her allies. Mosqueda retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force in 2015. 

 

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. 42 - Dr. Treva Brown

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 42 - Dr. Treva Brown

August 29, 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 Physical Scientist for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference Community Service in Government awardee, Dr. Treva Brown, for a conversation on how Children are the Future. 

Up first is Corning Incorporated's Manager of Technical Talent Pipelining, Dr. Mark Vaughn. 

Next, is Career Communications Group’s Senior Technology Editor, Lango Deen. 

Finally, our esteemed guest, Dr. Treva Brown. With a passion for microscopy, she helps the Department of Defense gain a better understanding of organisms that cause corrosion on metal materials. As an early career scientist, she has established an analytical protocol for diagnosing the possibility of microbiologically influenced corrosion of copper-nickel heat exchanger samples aboard Navy ships and conducts microbial corrosion studies related to fabric panels. 

Dr. Brown is active in outreach and mentorship activities and advocates for STEM outreach in the local community where she spearheads initiatives aimed to improve diversity and inclusion within the scientific community. Emphasizing this outreach, Treva holds the 2021 title of Ms. Black Louisiana International Ambassador, advocating her platform, “Yes You Can”, which encourages youth and young adults to attain their goals no matter the obstacles, especially in the STEM field. 

Keep up with Dr. Treva Brown 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. 41 - MSgt Bonnie Rushing

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 41 - MSgt Bonnie Rushing

August 22, 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 Section Chief of Joint Intelligence Operations for the U.S. Air Force and recipient of the 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference Pioneer Award, MSgt Bonnie Rushing, for a conversation on Changing the Narrative; Women in the Military. 

Up first is Career Communication’s Group’s Managing Editor, Rayondon Kennedy. 

Next, is Career Communications Group’s Senior Technology Editor, Lango Deen. 

Finally, our esteemed guest, MSgt Bonnie Rushing. MSgt Rushing executes leadership objectives and serves as a communication conduit between squadron leaders and Airmen. MSgt Rushing was newly selected as the first-ever full-time enlisted faculty at the Air Force Academy, teaching in the Military & Strategic Studies department. 

Along with her work responsibilities, MSgt Rushing and her Airmen have dedicated over 200 hours to the San Antonio food drive and local community clean-up efforts, just to name a few.  

 
Keep up with MSgt Rushing 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. 40 - Dani Chambers

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 40 - Dani Chambers

August 15, 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 Multi-Functional Engineering and Science Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation and 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference Community Service in Industry award winner, Dani Chambers, for a conversation on The Art of Giving Back. 

Beginning her career with Lockheed Martin in 2005, Chambers has held many critical positions which have empowered and motivated her to develop her leadership and management skills. Dani appreciates giving back and helping others become successful through mentoring, coaching, and outreach. Dani’s outreach includes students from kindergarten through college, where she has even gone into classrooms to conduct mock interviews to prepare students for the challenges of corporate workforce. 

Dani’s faith is also an important part of her life, as she serves communities across the country as a faith-based speaker at the “Women Witnessing the Word of Wisdom” conferences. 

 

Keep up with Dani here!

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Lockheed Martin’s Code Quest competition, click 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. 39 - Tori Soudan

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 39 - Tori Soudan

August 8, 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 Artist, Visionary, and Owner of the Tori Soudan fashion brand, Tori Soudan, for a conversation on the Passion for Fashion.

Soudan’s love for fashion begain at just 9 years old, when her mother taught her to make dresses, which led to her designng prom gowns for her friends as a teenager. She pivoted to footwear after studying abroad in Italy and saw a demonstration from a master shoemaker. After graduating from Spelman College, studying at the famed parsons School of Design, and interning with Tommy Hilfiger, Soudan debuted her first collection in 2011.

Today, the Tori Soudan brand is about timeless sophistication and fearless style.

Keep up with Tori and the Tori Soudan brand 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. 38 - Symone Barkley

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 38 - Symone Barkley

July 11, 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 Scientist and Educator for Scientist Symone Services, Symone Barkley, for a conversation on A Peace of Nature.

 

A proud Baltimore-born scientist and educator, Symone has a wide range of experiences in the marine science field. Over the years in undergrad and graduate school, Symone has studied algae, blue crabs, sand tiger and sandbar sharks, just to name a few.

 

Even with her exciting research experience, Symone’s passion for educating young people remains at the forefront of her priorities. Currently, Symone manages Education Programs at National Aquarium with a special emphasis on providing environmental literacy to youth in Baltimore. She is proud to be supporting students and teachers in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland through her work at National Aquarium and across the country through a show she hosts with NOAA Ocean Today, Every Full Moon. Symone is also the Chief Learning Officer for Black In Marine Science and has launched A Peace of Nature STEAM kits for children and youth.

 

Keep up with Symone here:

Stay up-to-date with Black in Marine Science 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.
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