Congratulations to the 2016 Leading Light Award and Scholarship Nominees. We have a record number of nominees this year from a variety of prestigious and influential companies and universities.
The nominee must have positively promoted or provided significant value or innovation in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field. The winner will have made noteworthy contributions in areas that may include but are not limited to research & development, design, engineering, operations management, logistics, legal, human resource management, marketing, information technology, or supply chain management.
The nominee must have demonstrated courage in promoting purposeful change for which success was not guaranteed.
The winner will have successfully pursued innovation, whether in pursuit of programs, projects, initiatives, technology adoption/innovation in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
|Sola Adelowo||Founder & Certified Image Consultant||StylistModi & ImageCube LLC|
|Kristen Cooper||Founder||The Startup Ladies|
|Brianna Dill||Associate Producer & Post Production Coordinator||Gaither Studio/Gaither Music Company|
|Jocelyn Dunn||Chief Scientist & Founder of Earthonauts||Purdue University & NASA|
|Karen L Ewing||Senior Manager, Supplier Quality Development Engineering||Allison Transmission, Inc.|
|Sally Reasoner||Director of Talent Initiatives||TechPoint|
|Lakshmi Sastry-Dent||Global Intellectual Property Process Leader||Dow AgroSciences, LLC|
|Shelly Towns||Senior Vice President of Product||Angie's List|
The nominee will have demonstrated exceptional and substantive achievements in leadership early in their STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) related career.
|Takia Easley||Technical Program Manager||Rolls-Royce Corporation|
|Jennifer Flachs||Manufacturing Engineer, Purchasing Turbine Castings||Rolls-Royce North America|
|Negar Garizi||Senior Research Scientist||Dow AgroSciences, LLC|
|Brittney Helt||Client Advocate||Russell Martin & Associates|
|Sarah Johnson||Director, IT||Project Lead The Way, Inc.|
|Susan Kiplinger||Operations Manager/IT||Spring House, Inc./Gaither Music Group|
|Ran Liao||Phd Candidate||Indiana University|
|Liyun Huang Lucas||Engineer I, Torsional Analysis||Allison Transmission, Inc.|
|Kelsey Mitchell||Control Systems Engineer||Rolls-Royce Corporation|
|Djenan Soumahoro||Manufacturing Engineer||Greenlee Textron|
|Laura Wayne||Associate Research Scientist||Dow AgroSciences, LLC|