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NASA’s Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate Dr. Edward J. Weiler presents the Women in Aerospace’s Lifetime Achievement Award to retired NASA chief astronomer Nancy Grace Roman at the organization’s annual awards ceremony and banquet. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


AEROSPACE EDUCATOR AWARD: Professor Alison Flatau, Associate Dean and Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, for her exceptional leadership and dedication to aerospace education and for her unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the Aerospace Engineering field.


INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:


Donna Collins, Director, Program Management, Lockheed


Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, in recognition of her significant and lasting contribution to the international aerospace business and her commitment to mentoring and professional development for women in aerospace.


LEADERSHIP AWARD Co-Recipient: Lesa B. Roe, Director, Langley Research Center, Hampton,


Virginia, for her extraordinary leadership in delivering innova- tive solutions to meet the nation’s aerospace and atmospheric science challenges and her dedication to inspiring current and future generations of women.


LEADERSHIP AWARD Co-Recipient: Mina V. Samii, Vice President, Computer Sciences Corpora- tion, Lanham, Maryland, for groundbreaking contributions to aerospace engineering and technology, leadership in support of the nation’s civilian space objectives, and service as a role model and mentor to women in aerospace.


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Nancy Grace Roman, Chief Astronomer (Retired), NASA, in recognition of her trailblazing role in astronomy and govern- ment leadership, and for her work to make the Hubble Space Telescope a reality.


OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARD: Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator, NASA, Washington, D.C.,


for her tremendous contribution to Women in Aerospace through leadership and participation, and for her passion and dedication to opening the high frontier of space to the everyday person.


WWW.PROFESSIONALWOMANMAG.COM CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF DIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL WOMAN’S MULTICULTURAL MAGAZINE 35


Aerospace & Defense Companies


BAE Systems, Inc. BE Aerospace, Inc. Boeing Company, The Computer Sciences Corporation Defense Threat Reduction Agency GenCorp Inc.


General Dynamics Corporation Goodrich Corporation Harris Corporation Honeywell International, Inc. Institute for Defense Analyses KBR Inc.


L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. Lockheed Martin Corporation Missile Defense Agency NAMMO Talley, Inc. NASA


Northrop Grumman Corporation Orbital Sciences Corporation Raytheon Company Rockwell Collins, Inc. Science Applications Corporation Teledyne Technologies Incorporated U.S. Department of Defense United Technologies Corporation


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