Congratulations to the 2017 STEM Innovation Award Winners:
The 2017 STEM Innovation Award winners include EnCorps STEM Teachers Program, which supports teachers in high-needs schools, and Women’s Audio Mission, which inspires underserved young women and girls to pursue STEM studies that include music and the arts.
The winners will be honored at SVEF’s 13th annual Pioneers & Purpose Celebration for Education to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Fairmont San Jose. The event will also honor Steve Luczo, Executive Chairman of Seagate Technology, as Pioneer Business Leader, and Lisa Carrell, a 6th grade science and language arts teacher and 8th grade math teacher at Ocala STEAM Academy in San Jose, as Teacher of the Year.
“These recipients represent organizations that offer exciting, forward-thinking work in STEM education that inspire students to explore STEM fields as future career choices,” said SVEF Interim CEO Manny Barbara. “Their work directly addresses the critical need to mitigate our dire STEM workforce shortage.”
The STEM Innovation Award winners were selected by a group of educated thought leaders who have demonstrated outstanding work in the STEM community. The 2017 selection committee included Tom Baker, SVEF Board Member and Chairman of the Selection Committee; Gabriel Alcantar from Langan Engineering; Karl Glaub from Google; Eric Heitmann from CBRE; Kira Walter from Google, and Winnie Yu from Flex.