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STEM Achievement Awards

Stem Awards 2019

2019 STEM Achievement Awards Breakfast

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

STEM Achievement Awards


STEM Achievement Awards

The Connecticut Science Center celebrates the achievements of professionals, groups, advocates, businesses, and leaders who share our mission to inspire lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We honor these individuals and organizations in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at our annual Awards Breakfast.


Nomination Deadline: December 28, 2018

Nomination Form

Women in Science Leadership Award


Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

This award recognizes a woman working in STEM who is a leader in her field, 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.


Nomination Deadline: December 3, 2018

Nomination Form

Past Award Winners


2018

  • Sharon Gusky, Professor, Biology, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
  • Dr. Michele Dischino, Professor, Technology & Engineering Education, Central Connecticut State University, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

2017

  • Carolyn Begnoche of UTC Aerospace Systems, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
  • CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
  • Claudine Phaire of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

2016

  • Walter Nakonechny, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
  • Connecticut Invention Convention, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
  • Jonna Gerken, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

2015

  • Mark Dixon, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
  • Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
  • Dr. Linda Barry, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

2014

  • Dr. Kristine Larsen, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

2013

  • Jared Cohen, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc., STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree
  • Kimberly McLean, Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

2012

  • Governor Dannel P. Malloy, STEM Achievement Award Individual Honoree
  • United Technologies Corporation, STEM Achievement Award Organization Honoree

STEM Awards Selection Committee


  • Carolyn Begnoche
  • Andrea Comer
  • James Fairweather, PhD
  • Don Filer
  • Jonna Gerken
  • Tony Hwang
  • Clifton E. McPherson, PhD
  • Seema Mukharjee
  • Emily Prince
  • Glendowlyn Thames
  • Brett Williams

Women in Science Steering Committee


  • Denise Barats
  • Kenneth Bowes
  • Elizabeth Brady, MD FACS
  • Katherine Coughlin
  • Meg Duffy
  • Marilyn Katz, MD
  • Gladis Kersaint, PhD
  • Meryl Mallery
  • Danielle Metcalf
  • Marie O’Brien
  • William A. Petit, Jr., MD
  • Kay Rahardjo
  • Chandra Roychoudhuri, PhD
  • Ellyn Savard
  • Chinma Uche, PhD