19 Women from Florida to Receive Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

FLATE the National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in Manufacturing at Hillsborough Community
College in Brandon congratulates 160 women who will be receiving the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award presented by the Manufacturing Institute in Washington, DC. Of note are the number of Florida based companies and individuals who have been nominated for the awards this year. Nineteen of the 160 honorees are from Florida several of whom represent FLATE’s statewide industry partners. The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C on Feb. 6, 2014.

The STEP Ahead initiative was conceived to promote and recognize the role women have demonstrated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production excellence in the manufacturing industry through Recognition, Research, and Education/Leadership. In addition to recognizing women in manufacturing, the STEP Ahead initiative also empowers woman in manufacturing to continue to develop their own leadership and that of the next generation.

According to Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE, the first recognition of 122 women included 10 from Florida, and FLATE worked with industry partners across the state to get many Florida manufacturing women nominated for the award. “FLATE adds its voice to congratulate the 160 women receiving this award and others like them, and will continue to promote the STEP Ahead award program in Florida” Barger said. This year’s awardees include:

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For more information on the STEP Ahead for women in manufacturing visit http://tinyurl.com/aq8nod3, or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE at barger@fl-ate.org/813.259.6578.