“The Women in Aerospace Awards Dinner & Ceremony is an annual event dedicated to celebrating women’s professional excellence in aerospace. The Awards Ceremony is WIA’s premiere event of the year, honoring women whose outstanding contributions to the aerospace community are legendary. Participation in the event demonstrates (a) commitment to WIA’s mission: to expand women’s opportunities for leadership and increase their visibility in the aerospace community.”
Several distinguished awards will be presented at the event:
- Achievement Award Recipient: Allison Barto, Program Manager, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado
- Aerospace Awareness Award: Dr. Lynn Cominsky, Sonoma St. University, Rohnert Park, California
- Aerospace Educator Award: Alexandra Kindrat, Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board, St. Thomas High School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Initiative, Inspiration, Impact Award: Samantha Pappas, MQ-4C Air Vehicle Test Lead, Naval Air Systems Command 2.1, Patuxent River, Maryland
- Leadership Award Recipient: Leanne Caret, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, St. Louis, Missouri
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Carolyn Huntoon, Consultant, Barrington, Rhode Island
- WIA Foundation 2013 Scholarship Winner: Jessica Felde, a junior in aerospace and mechanical engineering at West Virginia University
- WIA Foundation 2013 Scholarship Winner:Lauren Trollinger, a junior in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland.
- WIA Foundation 2013 Scholarship Winner: Emily Zimovan, a junior in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at Purdue University
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