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Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'
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Dwayne Nelson, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division engineer, holds his Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Award after being honored for his community service accomplishments at the 31st annual BEYA gala.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a 2000 graduate of North Central High School, was one of 41 engineers nationwide to win a 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award, held at a special gala in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11. Nelson, known for his extraordinary success in mentoring middle to high school students, received the 2017 BEYA Award for Community Service.

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