9th Annual "African American (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) S.T.E.M. Leader Awards"

Kansas City, MO. The Black Family Technology Awareness Association (BFTAA) of Kansas City announces that it would host The 9th Annual African American S.T.E.M. Leader Awards (formerly the African American Technology Awards), February 15th 20013. The African American S.T.E.M. Leader Awards will be held at the Google Fiber Space, 1820 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. 5:30 to 8:00pm. S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Tours of the Google Fiber Space and networking reception 5:30 - 6:30, Awards show 6:30 to 8:00pm

February 10th through the 16th is Black Family Technology Awareness Week. An important part of Black Family Technology Awareness Week involves recognition of African Americans that are making contributions in various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. “We’ve got to recognize people who are doing such wonderful things” Michael Carter, Chairman and CEO Carter Broadcasting Group, Inc. (2007 Technology Award recipient) The Black Family Technology Awareness Association will recognize African American S.T.E.M. pioneers, and bright, up-and-coming men and women who are shaping the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 2013 S.T.E.M. Leader Award Nominees •Cheptoo Kositany (Technology Leader) Kansas City Public Library • Mr. William Wells Jr. (S.T.E.M. Pioneer) Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology •Mr. Wilbur Dunnell (Science Leader) Kansas City Mo. Water Department •Ms. Vickie Franklin (Mathematics Leader) Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology •Dr. Danielle N. Lee (Science Leader) Oklahoma State University •Mr. Joe Davis P.E., LEED AP BD+C (Engineering Leader) CEO Custom Engineering •Ms. Shanese Shields (Technology Leader) Owner of Klazzy Kre8tions •Dr. Kameelah Russell (Science Leader) Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences •Mr. Glen Russell (Mathematics Leader Award) Spirit Aerospace •Ms. Veronica Ford (Engineering Leader Award) Honeywell •Ms. Coretta Paige (S.T.E.M. Youth Supporter) Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology Special Recognition •Kansas City Parks and Recreation Staff (S.T.E.M. Supporters) Southeast Community Center •Boys and Girls Club Staff (S.T.E.M. Supporters) John Thornberry Unit

Black Family Technology Awareness Week was founded by Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG), publisher of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine and US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine and is sponsored by the IBM Corporation and cosponsored by Kraft Foods and Lockheed Martin. In addition, CCG founded and produces the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference, and the Women of Color Technology Awards Conferences.

Local BFTAW Sponsors, Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City, Sprint, Google, Research Medical Center, Blue Symphony, Community Capital Fund, Kansas City Parks and Recreation

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