Material Sciences Sector

Beyster, John Robert

John Robert Beyster (1924-2014) launched Science Applications, Inc. in 1969 (later renamed Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC). The firm’s initial emphasis was on nuclear power, research, and weapons effects study programs, prima... Learn more »

Chocheles, June

June Chocheles had a distinguished 23 year career at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1983-2006. As Vice President of Science and Technology Strategy she managed operations for SAIC’s Internal Research and Development (R&D) ... Learn more »

Coleman, Wayne

In January 1970, Dr. Coleman became the first person from outside of San Diego to join Dr. J. Robert Beyster’s fifteen person company (then known as SAI) in La Jolla, California.  In his early years at SAIC Dr. Coleman focused on the development... Learn more »

Garsson, Karen

Ms. Garsson was Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at SAIC, where she designed and executed corporate citizenship strategies involving employee engagement, community outreach and environmental sustainability initiatives. She collaborated with SAIC'... Learn more »

Idell, James

Mr. Idell retired in 2007 as a Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development after 30 years with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  For the last 21 of those years, he reported directly to the CEO and was responsible for keeping t... Learn more »

Nichols, Charles

Charles "Chuck" Nichols is a businessman and attorney noted for managing organizations involved in complex projects having wide public visibility.  Although professing to be retired since 2000, he was a key member of a group of San Diego community lea... Learn more »