Women of Innovation Awards Nominations sought

Please consider nominating a Connecticut woman for this award… Nominations are due by October 31, 2006, and more information and criteria are outlined here.

The Women of Innovation Planning Committee of the Connecticut Technology Council is seeking nominations of women in Connecticut for recognition of their efforts in the technology, science and engineering fields for the Third Annual 2007 Women of Innovation Awards…

Honored will be women who are innovators, role models, and leaders who work as researchers, educators, managers or service providers in technology, science and engineering. Nominees can come from such fields as biotech, pharmaceuticals, telecom, software, computer hardware, electronics, alternative energy, nanotech, medical devices, IT, networks, communications and robotics.

Do you know a woman whose efforts should be acknowledged in science, engineering, technology research, or education, or is working in a company providing professional services to these communities, or is in a scientific, engineering or technology company management position?

Nominees may be growing or well-established in their careers. They may be shaping the future of their industry or institution, or starting a company, or serving as a role model for young women thinking about careers in technology, science, or engineering.

Nominees may also be young high school women, ages 18 or younger or college women, ages 18 to 25, who are enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students, who have excelled as young inventors, are academically proficient in a technology or science curriculum or have accomplished an extraordinary technology feat that should be recognized for its innovation and uniqueness.

I second Kathie’s suggestion! This is a perfect opportunity to recognize the great women who support the Connecticut teams! This qualification fits like a glove for any mentor!

They may be shaping the future of their industry or institution, or starting a company, or serving as a role model for young women thinking about careers in technology, science, or engineering.

In addition to women, it is great that YOUNG women can be nominated.

Nominees may also be young high school women, ages 18 or younger or college women, ages 18 to 25, who are enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students, who have excelled as young inventors, are academically proficient in a technology or science curriculum or have accomplished an extraordinary technology feat that should be recognized for its innovation and uniqueness.
Each team from Connecticut should take a look at the young women on their team and nominate the most deserving! What a great way to show the impact of FIRST in CT!

Among last year’s finalists: Bhaktapriya Nagalla, Student, Farmington High School, Farmington, CT, FRC Team 178; and Jennifer Hall, Senior Engineer, Pratt & Whitney, Mentor FRC Team 181. The 2006 finalists and winners represent outstanding achievements by women in science and technology in the state.

Nomination deadline has been extended until November 6. www.ct.org

The list of finalists is out and Julie Henion from Team 237 is on the list.

Way to go Julie. :slight_smile: