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Inspiring tomorrow’s women in STEM

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NASA Ames Research Center Receives Society for Women Engineers’ Above and Beyond’ Award

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The Society for Women Engineers (SWE) Above and Beyond Award recognizes the year’s most outstanding outreach partner institution. For the award year of 2013-2014 SWE chose NASA Ames as the recipient and asked Dr. Kristin Yvonne Rozier to accept the award on NASA Ames’ behalf at the annual SWE awards ceremony on May 4, 2014. Dr. Rozier was selected to accept the award because of her contributions to SWE, including most recently designing and running a set of workshops on mathematical logic aimed at middle school girls. The workshop utilized the logic and knowledge reasoning skills of fun and games to introduce the girls to the formal verification techniques applied to life-critical systems at NASA; the students gave it the highest rating of all of the workshops at SWE’s 2014 “Wow! That’s Engineering!” event.

The Above and Beyond Award is addressed to NASA Ames in appreciation of all of the efforts of three women engineers at this center. Dr. Rozier presented the Above and Beyond award to NASA Ames Center Director Pete Worden on May 8, 2014; the award is now on display in the awards case at the MegaBites Cafe.

Other volunteers from NASA Ames whose work contributed to the Center receiving this award include Ali Guarneros Luna, who volunteered at SWE’s ‘Designing Women’ event in 2013; and Dr. Erika Rodriguez, who serves on the Executive Committee for the SWE Santa Clara Valley section.

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Rozier receives distinguished AIAA award


Dr. Kristin Yvonne Rozier has been recognized with the Intelligent Systems Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Presented by NASA Ames’ Ann Patterson-Hine and awarded by the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee the plaque reads “For Significant Contributions to the Activities of the ISTC and AIAA, 2008-2013.”

The NASA Astrogram, the official newsletter for NASA’s Ames Research Center, photographed the award presentation and featured the story Rozier receives distinguished AIAA award in their September, 2013 edition, page 11.

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Volunteering as NASA Event Staff at the Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival

Inspiring the next generation to study STEM! Serving as NASA Event Staff at the 36th Annual Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival.: Kristin Y. Rozier

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Women and the Flat Connected World

WomenFlatConnectedWorld2009The 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing Conference features our panel on “Women and the Flat Connected World.” The panel features Meenakshi Kaul-Basu (Sun Microsystems), Bev Crair (Quantum Corporation), Claudia Galván (Microsoft Corporation), Kristin Yvonne Rozier (NASA), Lydia Ash (Google), Radha Ratnaparkhi (IBM), and Sumitha Prashanth (Sun Microsystems). See the story: GHC09: Women in the Flat Connected World.”,/A> GHC is in Tucson, Arizona, September 29-October 3, 2009.

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