Winners Include Employees At NASA, Stellar Solutions, Space
Foundation, and Lockheed Martin
Women in Aerospace (WIA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to
promoting the advancement of women in aerospace and related
careers, and to recognizing the achievements of outstanding women
in aerospace, today announces the recipients of its annual award
competition. The awards will be officially presented to winners
during a reception on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, September 21.
Chosen by a review committee from an open solicitation, this
year's winners will receive awards in six different categories.
"WIA recognizes that ‘achievement’ in aerospace can
come in many forms, and our awards categories attempt to capture
the gamut of those contributions. This year’s winners and
slate of nominees have once again substantiated the fact that women
are making tremendous strides in aerospace," said Amy Kaminski,
2004 awards program co-chair.
This year's winners are:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Estelle Condon,
Associate Center Director for Astrobiology and Space Programs, NASA
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field (CA).
Outstanding Leadership Award: Celeste V. Ford,
President and CEO, Stellar Solutions, Inc., Palo Alto, (CA).
Outstanding Achievement Award: Rebecca A.
MacKay, Science Advisor to the Materials Division Chief,
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland (OH).
International Achievement Award: Anne
Thompson, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt (MD).
Aerospace Educator Award: Patricia J. Arnold,
Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, Space
Foundation, Colorado Springs (CO).
Aerospace Awareness Award: Sharon A.
Eggleston, Project Management and Planning Operations
Representative, Lockheed Martin Information and Technology
Services, Bath (ME).