Fri, Sep 08, 2006
Will Be Honored October 11 In Washington DC
Women in Aerospace (WIA)
proudly announced to ANN Friday the winners of its 21st Annual
Women in Aerospace Awards. In a reception to be held at the U.S.
Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, WIA will honor five
outstanding women in the aerospace industry for their contributions
to advancing women in the aerospace industry.
Without further adieu, the 2006 winners are:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol A. Staubach,
Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, Herndon, VA, for more than 30 years
as a stellar contributor to the advancement of aerospace science
that supports the Nation's security.
- Leadership Award: Patricia J. Stratton, Deputy
Associate Program Manager, United Space Alliance Ground Operations,
Cape Canaveral, FL, for leadership of Space Shuttle element flight
processes from landing to launch, as well as ground support
equipment and facilities maintenance, and for her active
involvement in leading business and civic community outreach.
- Achievement Award: Amy Walsh, Senior Aerospace
Systems Engineer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation,
Boulder, CO, for considerable contributions and commitment to the
design, development, test and mission operations of the Deep Impact
- Aerospace Educator Award: Joan Johnson-Freese,
Professor and Chair, Department of National Security
Decision-Making/Naval War College, Newport, RI, for decades of
teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and for
blazing a trail to become one of the most respected educators and
commentators in the field of space policy.
- Aerospace Awareness Award: Gail Breslauer,
Founder and Educator, Vermont Space Education Program, Moretown,
VT, for raising awareness of aerospace by founding the Vermont
Space Educator Program, which focuses on space exploration,
capturing the imagination of students of all ages, and providing
them with dreams and inspiration.
Women in Aerospace (WIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and to increasing
their visibility within the aerospace community. Any person who
supports WIA's mission and goals is eligible for membership.
Individuals interested in participating in this event should
register as soon as possible at the WIA website, available at the
FMI link below.
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