Congratulations to the AWIS Award Winners!

26 Aug Congratulations to the AWIS Award Winners!

On June 6, 2019, the seventh annual Seattle AWIS Award Banquet was held in Seattle, Washington.  The 2019 AWIS Award categories and winners were:

  • The Science Advancement and Leadership award went to Denise Galloway, PhD; Director, Pathogen Associated Malignancies IRC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • The Early Career Achievement in STEM award went to Corrie Ortega, PhD; Senior Research Scientist, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory.
  • The Excellence in STEM Education / Outreach award went to Jeanne Chowning, MS, PhD; Senior Director of Science Education, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • The Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member award went to Reitha Weeks, PhD; Biotech Camp Program Coordinator, Shoreline Community College.

A special congratulations to Hang Mai who won the Smith-Hamrick AWIS scholarship.  Hang is a Vietnamese immigrant, adult learner, and first-generation college student who is graduating from South Seattle College with a 3.7 GPA (she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa) and will enter UW as a junior in the fall with a major in electrical engineering. She works full-time as a tutor and manicurist, attends college full-time, and gives back through a variety of community service activities like the Washington State Promise Scholar program where she helps high school students prepare for college success.