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Clarksville Man Honored for His Work as a Mentor

Victor R. McCrary of Clarksville, Md., has received the Equal Employment Opportunity Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

McCrary, a supervisory physical scientist at NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory, was honored for his efforts in encouraging minorities and others to excel at NIST.

He has worked to foster technical collaborations between NIST and a variety of minority organizations, and improve relationships with historically black colleges and universities. In these endeavors he has given technical presentations, worked NIST recruiting booths and participated in technical reviews.

His work as a mentor of summer interns, independent of background, has encouraged many to work toward higher degrees in various fields.

McCrary vigorously champions equal employment opportunities and diversity at NIST, and takes many actions instrumental in improving institutional and individual welfare.

As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST promotes economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards through four partnerships: the Measurement and Standards Laboratories, the Advanced Technology Program, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Baldrige National Quality Program.

Released December 9, 1998, Updated November 27, 2017