Connecticut Technology Council Announces Winners of t
Annual Women of Innovation Awards Program
Winners Honored at Gala on January 20
January 22, 2010 05:46 PM Eastern Time
HARTFORD, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nine innovative, outstanding women from across Connecticut were honor
during the sixth annual Women of Innovation awards dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The awards program, sponsored
Connecticut Technology Council, recognizes women in the workforce who are innovators, role models and leaders in the technolog
engineering fields. Students at both the high school and college level are also recognized. Nearly 600 guests attended this year’s eve
United Technologies Corporation, one of the event’s three major sponsors, announced at the dinner that they would be sponsoring
FIRST robotics team. This is the second consecutive year that UTC has supported such an initiative.
The 2010 Women of Innovation winners are, by category:
Academic Innovation and Leadership
Dr. Marja Hurley, professor of medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.
Collegian Innovation and Leadership
Claire Weiss, doctoral student, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Community Innovation and Leadership
Seema Winsor, principal engineer, Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford.
Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership
Heidi Douglas, founder, Nuventus LLC, Groton.
Large Business Innovation and Leadership
Christine Marsh, vice president, business analysis, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield.
Research Innovation and Leadership
Baikun Li, assistant professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Small Business Innovation and Leadership (two winners)
Julie Pellegrini, vice president, Graph Logic, Inc., Branford.
Linda Stahl, director, strategic products, COCC, Avon
Youth Innovation and Leadership
Neeharika Krothapalli, student, Farmington High School
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