Engineer a Rising Star

Emily Antos

Emily Antos

Federal Computer Week (FCW) magazine named Emily Antos ’11 a 2016 “Rising Star.” The award honors exceptional federal IT workers early in their careers who are seen by peers and supervisors as talented, rising leaders.

After graduating in math, Antos joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren Division, where she did classified engineering work. Motivated by her desire to do more design, the Massachusetts native earned a master of systems engineering degree from Old Dominion University.

That led her to Washington, D.C., and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, where she is lead engineer of the Sea Warrior Mobility Program. Her team focuses on designing mobile apps that deliver mandatory training and career management to sailors. In an interview about the award, Antos told FCW that the Navy needs to get information to sailors quickly and in a way that’s easy to access. To do that, her team used what all sailors already had in their pockets – smartphones. So far, Antos and her team have developed 13 smartphone apps.

It was not only Antos’ talent, but also her speed and organization that earned the admiration of colleagues, FCW reported. She’s created efficiencies, refined procedures, and moved projects from idea to delivery in weeks and months instead of years.

That probably won’t surprise Antos’ UMW classmates or former professors. Antos was often the recipient of scholarships and awards during her time at Mary Washington. She was given the 2011 Clara Boyd Wheeler Award at commencement for exemplifying grace, a spirit of service, and the ability to change lives. Antos also is an ultramarathoner.