LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—Dr. Dorian G. Newton has been named Black Engineer of the Year in the category of Educational Leadership – Corporate Promotion of Education by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He will receive the award at the Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference in Washington, D.C., on February 15.

Newton is the Technical Services director for Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B). He was instrumental in establishing the N3B Apprenticeship Program in conjunction with Northern New Mexico College, as well as the N3B Radiological Control Technician and Waste Operator Boot Camp programs in conjunction with the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos campus.

“Dorian has worked tirelessly to help provide educational opportunities that lead to secure, stable employment for Northern New Mexico students. We’re pleased he is being recognized for his efforts,” said N3B President Glenn Morgan.

“We can put graduates to work immediately on our project as radiological control technicians or waste operators,” said Newton. “This is a highly marketable profession. Although we’d like to keep them at home, graduates in the field are in such demand that they can get jobs anywhere in the U.S.

The Apprenticeship Program is modeled after The Apprentice School established by N3B parent company Huntington Ingalls Industries to educate workers in the shipbuilding trades. The Apprentice Program celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.

Newton earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University, along with his master’s degree in systems engineering and doctorate in engineering management from George Washington University.

N3B is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and BWX Technologies. N3B manages the $1.4 billion, 10-year Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of EnergyEnvironmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office.