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Annual Awards

Stem Awards 2019

Connecticut Science Center STEM Achievement Awards

Each year, the Connecticut Science Center celebrates the achievements of professionals, groups, advocates, businesses, students, and leaders who share our mission to inspire lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. Winners will be selected by the 2022 Gala Committee based on overall contributions to STEM in the region, opening STEM Careers to diverse audiences, and impacts on STEM Education in the community.

Awards will be presented at the Connecticut Science Center Gala: Back to the Future on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

The STEM Achievement Awards are presented by Stanley Black & Decker.

Click here to learn more about the Connecticut Science Center Gala: Back to the Future on Saturday, October 1, 2022 and to purchase tickets.



2021 STEM ACHIEVEMENT INDIVIDUAL AWARD HONOREE
Tara Jo Holmberg, MA, MEd, MS, Professor of Environmental Science and Biology
2021 STEM ACHIEVEMENT STUDENT HONOREE
Joel Torres Pathways Academy of Technology and Design East Hartford, CT

2021 - UCONN Natural Academy Conservation Academy, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2020 - Carmen R. Cid, Ph.D. STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2020 - The Hartford and the Cognizant U.S. Foundation , STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2019 - John D. Mertens, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering, Trinity College, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2019 - Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative, UConn Health , STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2018 - Sharon Gusky, Professor, Biology, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2018 - Girl Scouts of Connecticut, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2017 - Carolyn Begnoche of UTC Aerospace Systems, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2017 - CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2016 - Walter Nakonechny, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2016 - Connecticut Invention Convention, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2015 - Mark Dixon, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2015 - Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2013 - Jared Cohen, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2013 - The Travelers Companies, Inc., STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
2012 - Governor Dannel P. Malloy, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
2012 - United Technologies Corporation, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree

PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION WOMEN IN SCIENCE LEADERSHIP AWARDS

These annual awards recognize a woman and young girl working in STEM who are leaders in their fields, and who makes a significant effort to support other women and encourage girls' interests in STEM. The honoree is selected by the Connecticut Science Center's Women in Science steering committee.

Awards will be presented at the Connecticut Science Center Gala: Back to the Future on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

The STEM Achievement Awards are presented by Stanley Black & Decker.

Click here to learn more about the Connecticut Science Center Women in Science programs.


2021 PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION WOMEN IN SCIENCE LEADERSHIP AWARD HONOREE
Andrea Kwaczala, Ph.D Biomedical Engineering faculty member at Western New England University
2021 PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION WOMEN IN SCIENCE STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Sivani Arvapalli South Windsor High School South Windsor, CT

2020 - Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award Honoree.
2019 - Kristen Govoni, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, UConn, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award
2018 - Dr. Michele Dischino, Professor, Technology & Engineering Education, Central Connecticut State University, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award
2017 - Claudine Phaire of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award
2016 - Jonna Gerken, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award
2015 - Dr. Linda Barry, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award
2014 - Dr. Kristine Larsen, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award
2013 - Kimberly McLean, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award