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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....