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25 July 2001
For Immediate Release

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JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Helen Worth
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-5113

Johns Hopkins APL's Antoine and Lilly Honored

Researchers Receive Women of Color Government and Defense Technology Awards

Miquel Antoine, a senior analytical chemist, and Trena Lilly, an operations research analyst, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., were honored as role models who are "launching their careers and beginning to make their presence felt" at the first annual Women of Color Government and Defense Technology Awards Conference, on July 20 in Washington, D.C.

The organization said that if America is to recognize its full potential, it must encourage all people to realize their individual potential. With a mission to "make that dream a reality," the conference cited Antoine and Lilly among "rising stars in technology" who are destined to become "guiding stars to others ... encouraging future generations to follow in their footsteps."

Antoine, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, uses mass spectrometry to characterize biological compounds. She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. A Columbia, Md., resident, Antoine mentors a high school student through Howard County Public School System's Gifted and Talented program.

Lilly develops system and architecture concepts and evaluating methodologies the military uses to make knowledgeable decisions regarding system acquisitions, system integration, and appropriate inventory levels. She holds a B.S. in engineering mathematics from North Carolina A&T State University and an M.S. in management from University of Maryland College Park. Lilly is a member of the Military Operations Research Society, National Society of Black Engineers, and the Mathematical Association of America. A Columbia resident, she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Howard County and the APL-sponsored Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement) program.


Trena Lilly

Miquel Antoine



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