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Alumnus named "Most Promising Engineer" at Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference

Richard Johnson

SEATTLE, Wash., March 5, 2013 - Richard Johnson, a Boeing engineering systems operator, was recently named "Most Promising Engineer" at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference this month in Washington, D.C.

Johnson, who works for Boeing Test & Evaluation supporting engineering design for the 787 Dreamliner, was recognized for his tremendous potential for future technical contributions. His current role combines engineering with flight operations technical knowledge, design reviews and ground testing, among many other duties.

"It's humbling to be honored on the same night as so many other accomplished professional engineers and scientists of industry and academia," said Johnson, who has worked at Boeing for 10 years. "The support of Boeing leadership demonstrates the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. I hope to continue my efforts at Boeing to exceed the expectations expressed by this award."

Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Washington in 2006.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 05-Mar-2013 18:50:26 CST -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation