Women in Solar Energy Award

This is an award for women in solar:

  • To become more technically involved
  • Not limited to a specific solar technology
  • The nominee should show technical level of competence, technical accomplishment and/or be an outstanding educator, advocate, promoter, change agent, developer or facilitator related to solar
  • Women who inspire young women to enter the sciences through educational activities or mentoring
  • Must have made a significant contribution to the field
  • Must have some working knowledge in a solar field

Nomination requirements:
The recipient of this award does not have to be a member of ASES, but a woman who has contributed significantly to the acceptance and advancement of women in solar by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Advocacy/ political
  • Educational
  • Technical
  • Contractor
  • Social change/developing nations

Example of recipients:
This award could go to someone like a science teacher. Someone who has taught classes, made strides and continue to do so, provided opportunities for girl or women students to work in the field. Another recipient might be someone that has an engineering degree that decided to teach. The nominee could be someone who started an organization or foundation or has gotten a significant funding source.

Previous Women in Solar Award Winners

2012 Heather Andrews (deceased), Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada and Trudy Forsyth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2010  Bettina Weiss, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials (SEMI)
2009  Marlene Brown, NMSEA and Sandia Labs
2008  Alison G. Kwok, University of Oregon
2007  Katherine Kent, the Solar Store
2006  Barbara Prosser Kerr, Sustainable Living Center
2005  Renate Boer, ASES and ISES boards of directors
2004  Alison Mason, Sunjuice and Cecile Warner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

In addition to the survey, the following must be answered and emailed to – hold on.  It’s coming…

Please use as much space as you need to answer the following questions.

1.Please describe, in 500 words or less, the Nominee’s accomplishments that demonstrate the criteria specified above. What is this person doing that reflects their commitment to promote solar now and in the future?

2.Please list the professional and or community organizations in which the Nominee is active

3.Please provide a 10-50 word citation that best describes the nominee’s qualifications for the award

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