5/09/2022 Alumnus honored by Black Engineer of the Year Awards Written By: Jason Daley Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering Categories Awards Chris Jenkins Computer engineering alumnus Chris Jenkins (MS ’08; PhD ’11) was recently honored at the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Conference with a research leadership award. Jenkins is an electrical engineer and computer scientist in the information operations center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jenkins leads a cybersecurity team researching ways to protect critical infrastructure and other high-consequence operational technology. His work focuses on cybersecurity, cyber-physical cybersecurity and high-performance computing. BEYA is a program of the national Career Communications Group, an advocate for corporate diversity, and is part of its STEM achievement program. The Black Engineer of the Year awards annually recognize the nation’s best and brightest engineers, scientists and technology experts.