The Society of Women Engineers announced the recipients of its annual awards program, a nod to those movers and shakers who are making significant contributions to the STEM community and the advancement of women in engineering. SWE award recipients include professionals, collegiates, and groups from influential businesses, corporations, and universities across the globe.
“It is always a huge honor for SWE to present our annual awards, highlighting the incredible accomplishments of these individuals and teams,” said Dayna Johnson, Emerging Technology Programs and Operations Leader at GE and 2022 SWE President. “This year is no exception. These awardees, representing all career levels, are contributing to the engineering profession, and advancing the mission of SWE in unique ways, and we are grateful for the impact they have made to the industry.”
This year’s award recipients will be recognized at WE22, the world’s largest conference and career fair for women engineers and technologists on October 20-22, 2022, in Houston. They will also be celebrated in the WE22 Virtual Awards Hall. The conference will gather more than 14,000 professional and collegiate individuals in engineering and technology for professional development, education, and networking.
The top award recipients are below. A listing of all awardees can be found here, on the Altogether blog:
Achievement Award – The highest award given by the Society of Women Engineers. It is presented annually to an individual who has made significant and progressive technical contributions.
• Tina Nenoff, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories
Diversity & Inclusion Program Award – Recognizes an individual or a company who has pioneered diversity, equity & inclusion program(s) within their organization.
• Merck & Co. Inc., Merck & Co. Inc.
Resnik Challenger Medal Award – The Resnik Challenger Medal was established in 1986 to honor SWE’s Dr. Judith A. Resnik, NASA Mission Specialist on the ill-fated Challenger space shuttle flight on January 28, 1986. It is awarded only as merited for visionary contributions to space programs to an individual who identifies as a woman with at least ten (10) years of experience. This award acknowledges a specific engineering breakthrough or achievement that has expanded the horizons of human activities in space.
• Alice Bowman, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award – Presented to an individual who identifies as a man or a company who has contributed significantly to the acceptance and advancement of women in the fields of engineering or engineering technology.
• Ball Aerospace, Ball Aerospace
• Steven Chisholm, The Boeing Company
• Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson
Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award– Honors an individual who identifies as a woman who has succeeded in rising within their organization to a significant management position such that they are able to influence the decision-making process and has created a nurturing environment for others in the workplace. Northrop Grumman Corporation has endowed this award.
• Ellen Ferraro, Ph.D., Raytheon Technologies
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