LRD is proud supporter of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). > U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters > Story Article View

CINCINNATI– (Oct. 1, 2020) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an observance tied to the Army’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The theme, “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” promotes educating employees and hiring authorities about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.

“Emphasis should be on the point that people with disabilities are typically creative problem solvers; they must be able to navigate a world historically designed for people without disabilities,” noted Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary, of the Army’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

In 1945, Congress declared the first week of October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to include individuals with all types of disabilities. Congress expanded the week to a month in 1988 and changed the commemoration to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

This year marks not only the

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Information Technology Laboratory employees win HENAAC awards > U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters > Story Article View

Christine Lozano and Dr. Alicia Ruvinsky, both members of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Information Technology Laboratory team, were named winners of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Association Conference (HENAAC) 2020 Great Minds in STEM award.

HENAAC’s annual awards have recognized America’s top engineers and scientists from the Hispanic community for the past 31 years. Lozano was named a STEM hero, while Ruvinsky was honored for professional achievement.

“When I was younger, I was introduced to a drafting class by a female architect,” said Lozano. “It was through this drafting class that I realized that my appreciation for art and creativity could go hand in hand with my strength in math. As I kept looking around, I had male engineering influences, who I am so thankful for because they nurtured my goals and desires, but I never really had a female STEM influence. One of my dreams

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Tuesday: Emerging Ag-Tech Company Benson Hill Forges Unique Path, Opens St. Louis Headquarters

This discussion will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at Benson Hill’s new headquarters in Creve Coeur. The facility is at 39 North, a 600-acre innovation district that also houses the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bayer Crop Science.

Considered a rising star in the ag-tech space, Benson Hill was established in 2012 and has garnered about $133 million in funding, including from the investor arm of Google, GV. The company, along with its subsidiary, Benson Hill Seeds, seeks to produce plants that are more productive, highly nutritious and better tasting.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Benson Hill CEO, president and co-founder Matt Crisp will join host Sarah Fenske to talk about the company and why it’s

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