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Guidance for our publications editorial content is provided by an Invited Editorial Planning Board (EPB) representing a variety of industry and education segments. The EPB provides support in identification and recruitment of article contributors and subject matter experts from organizations in education and technical areas of research, and application and deployment of services emerging from engineering and science. Members of the EPB analyze and recommend interesting and timely features for our expanding network of readers and subscribers across the nation and abroad for the exchange of information, interests, and referrals concerning advancements in technology, relative business policy issues, career growth, and innovative STEM programming.

Lawrence P. King

Lawrence P. King

Founder & Editor/Publisher of the SNC, Mableton, GA

Mr. King, held Senior Executive Marketing positions with the Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation (EPIC), the General Electric Company, and Babcock & Wilcox, in a career over thirty-five years as a corporate executive in strategic marketing planning, sales, business development, and market development in both domestic and international environments. Larry has authored and presented technical papers to foreign and domestic audiences on machining applications.

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Dr. Darryl Lee Baynes

Dr. Darryl Lee Baynes

CEO— Interactive Science Programs, Wheeling, W. VA

Dr. Darryl Baynes is owner of Interactive Science Programs a consortium that supports science projects that combats the under-representation of African Americans & women in STEM based careers with scientific presentations and hands on experiments.

Dr. Irelene Ricks

Dr. Irelene Ricks

Policy Consultant, formerly Senior Manager for Programs and Development at National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)

Dr. Ricks has spent the last 25 years alleviating disparities in STEM by building award-winning global diversity and inclusion programs. With extensive experience in Congress and federal agencies, including NASA and USAID, she leverages her background in policy-making, grants management, and international relations to further develop the potential of women and people of color. She has experience in higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Howard University and Johns Hopkins University.

Gary Farina

Gary Farina

Executive Director at Michigan STEM Partnership, Howell MI

Gary Farina is Executive Director for Michigan STEM Partnership a statewide, non-profit public-private collaborative that includes educators, employers, policy-makers, and others addressing the current need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills in addressing the talent needs for workforce development.

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E.

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E.

Structural Engineer, STEM Educator and Entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E. is a Structural Engineer, STEM Educator and Entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina. His experience includes over 8 years of research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and currently works as a Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates.

As a PhD student at NC State University, he founded STEMedia Incorporated in 2012. STEMedia is a media company that provides inspirational and educational creative content for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, engaged thousands through public speaking and lectures, and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions in STEM outreach.

Dr. Zelda Gills

Dr. Zelda Gills

Physicist - Lockheed Martin Aerospace, Marietta, GA

Dr. Zelda Gills is a physicist working as a technical project manager at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. She currently leverages expertise in systems engineering and avionics to conceptualize and mature solutions for mission system modification contracts. Her industry experience includes optics/photonics, telecommunications, electronics, and avionics.

Frank Jenkins

Frank Jenkins

Frank Jenkins has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry with an expertise in marketing, sales, strategic and product development. Jenkins most recent role was Senior Manager/Director Denso Commercial and Heavy-Duty Division in Long Beach, CA.

Dr. George L. Wimberly

Dr. George L. Wimberly

Director of Professional Development & Diversity Officer - American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Dr. George L. Wimberly is the Director of Professional Development and Diversity Officer at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He leads AERA’s professional development, training, and research capacity building initiatives and activities. Dr. Wimberly develops and manages the AERA dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship programs, provides national exposure to these fellowship opportunities, and works directly with grantees and their institutions. He is also co-principal investigator of the National Science Foundation funded program, Advancing Core STEM Research Through Scientific Studies and Capacity Building with Large-Scale Data Resources that is dedicated to the advanced statistical analysis of federally supported data resources.

Through his work in science education policy, Dr. Wimberly collaborates with associations and research societies to enhance diversity in the scientific workforce and in the research issues they pursue. His research focuses on educational transitions among African-American students, mentoring the next generation of scientists, and diversity issues in education. He earned his AB from the College of the Holy Cross and his AM/Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Dusty Walker, Jr.

Dusty Walker, Jr.

Aircraft Electrical Engineer and Founding Member of Conscious Systems Engineering, LLC.

Dusty R Walker, Jr. is an FAA certified Designated Employer Representative consultant and has an extensive 25 years of aerospace and avionics engineering experience with Boeing, Gulfstream Aerospace, Airbus, and military projects.

Frank Robinson, Jr.

Frank Robinson, Jr.

Director of Operations - After School Programs at Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM2) HUB

Frank Robinson, Jr. is Director of Operations – After School Programs at Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM2) HUB. As former deputy director of the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, he assisted the department director with providing reliability, quality assurance and system safety management, and expertise to support Glenn technical divisions, project offices and contracted programs.

Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University and received a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering, with a focus on engineering management, from Cleveland State University. He also completed a one-year executive training program.

He has received many awards from NASA including the Exceptional Service Honor Award Medal, the Equal Employment Opportunity Medal, and the Special Achievement Award. In 2009, he was given the Black Engineer of the year Award in Professional Achievement in Government. Robinson also holds the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award, the James C. Jones Humanitarian Award, the USDA Graduate Leadership Academy’s Community Service Award, the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, and the YMCA’s President’s Award for Leadership and Service. He is an inductee into his John F. Kennedy High School’s Gallery of Excellence.

Robinson is active in the community. He is a past president of the National Technical Association and the founding chairperson of the Consortium of African American Organizations in Cleveland, Ohio. Robinson is also a co-founder of the New Approach to Self Achievement Project, which is a career awareness program for inner-city youth focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Brian K. Saunders

Brian K. Saunders

Founder - Agent Hi5 Marketing, Oakland, CA

Brian received his electrical engineering degree from Purdue University where he also became the National Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers. He has over 30 years of high-tech marketing and business strategy experience. Brian has participated in STEM initiatives nationwide. His firm, Agent Hi5 Marketing, provides digital marketing solutions to local businesses and non-profits.

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