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CACI International Inc announced that Lewis Pate, Ph.D., Enterprise Cyber Solutions Architect, has been awarded the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) award for Community Service. The BEYA STEM Awards recognize and highlight the achievements of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Pate is passionate about opening doors in STEM for underrepresented communities. He has volunteered with the International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP), a nonprofit dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals, mentoring 145 students during the past five years through its CyVersity program. Pate also donates his time leading trainings at various companies; teaching several technical certification courses; serving as leader of his church’s cyber-training ministry; and volunteering at Alamo Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
“I am honored to have received BEYA’s Community Service Award,” Pate said. “I have always believed in the importance of supporting and lifting up your community, and I am grateful to be able to use my experience in cybersecurity and information technology to help others achieve their goals.”
DeEtte Gray, CACI President of Business and Information Technology Solutions, said, “Lewis is very deserving of this prestigious award and is a cybersecurity leader within CACI. He brings his passion for STEM to CACI by advancing our tradecraft as a leader on many cyber-related programs with the U.S. Government. He is also a champion for ensuring that underserved populations have a bright future and lasting careers in STEM.”