CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership Honored For STEM Efforts
The Connecticut Science Center’s Women in Science Committee will award its 2017 STEM Achievement Award to the CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership.
The award recognizes achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
“We are thrilled to be the recipient of this significant award, which represents all of the hard work and commitment my colleagues demonstrate on a daily basis,” said partnership executive director Andrea Comer.
“STEM education is critical to developing our future talent and growing our state’s economy, and our work is meant to inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders.”
In addition to Comer, partnership members include Lisa Buongiorno, Shari Cousin, Jennifer Duggan, Deb Presbie, Dayl Walker, and Therese Wallace.
“The committees were humbled and inspired by the work being done by Connecticut individuals and organizations in the service of STEM, STEM education, and the participation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math,” said Amy Sailor, advancement program manager for the Connecticut Science Center.
“As leaders in our community, the work that our entire honorees and finalists do is of critical importance in shaping the young minds and innovative leaders of tomorrow.
“We are grateful to them for their work.”
Other honorees include:
- Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award (Claudine Phaire of Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin)
- STEM Achievement Awards (Individual: Carolyn Begnoche of Pratt & Whitney)
- STEM Achievement Awards (Organization: CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership)
The honorees and finalists will be honored at the STEM Achievement Awards Breakfast at the Connecticut Science Center on Tuesday, April 25.
The CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership works with member businesses and other groups statewide to strengthen the talent pipeline and encourage economic growth in order to support the development of a skilled, knowledgeable workforce in Connecticut. For more information, please contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).
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