Distaff Tech Honorees Named

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The Connecticut Technology Council has announced 53 finalists for its ninth annual Women of Innovation awards program, which recognizes both professionals and students across the state who are innovators, role models or leaders in science, engineering, and technology.

The finalists were nominated by their peers based on experience, track "http://traclabs.com/psd/buy//#order_"> of innovation, creative thinking and problem solving skills, and demonstration of leadership. One winner in each of nine categories will "http://gp.org/site//#visit_us">visit us announced March 19.

Of the 53 statewide nominees, luminaries include:

Katherine Ayers, director of research for Proton OnSite of Wallingford (Research Innovation and Leadership); Kate " ">generic .onahue, president of Hampford Research, Stratford (Small Business Innovation and Leadership); Alysia Evanitsky, UAE chief engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford (Large Business Innovation and Leadership); Estelle Fanucci, science department chair at Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge (Academic Innovation and Leadership); Jordan Henck, senior at Amity Regional High School (Youth Innovation and Leadership); " ">generic .eborah Kennedy, CEO of NutritionOptions, Guilford (Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership); Yvonne Kielhorn, founder and CEO of Why Science, New Haven (Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership); Sandra Muller, president of the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, based in Cromwell but which will this year take place at Quinnipiac University in Hamden (Community Innovation and Leadership); Carolyn Slayman, deputy dean of academic and scientific affairs at the Yale School of Medicine (Academic Innovation and Leadership); Lindsay Soh, Ph. " ">generic . candidate at Yale University (Collegian Innovation and Leadership); Joan Steitz, molecular biologist and Sterling Professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University (Academic Innovation and Leadership); Angela Throm, senior biomedical engineer at Covidien, North Haven (Large Business Innovation and Leadership); Amanda Van Wagner, director of client services at Prometheus Research, New Haven (Small Business Innovation and Leadership); Shiyu Zhuang, senior at Amity Regional High School (Youth Innovation and Leadership); and Julie Zimmerman, associate professor of green engineering at Yale University (Research Innovation and Leadership).

The winner in the Youth Innovation and Leadership category will receive a scholarship from health-care products developer Covidien.

 
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