Patricia Cowings to Receive National Women of Color Leadership Award
Patricia Cowings, research scientist at Ames in the Human Systems Integration Division, will receive the Research Leadership Award at the 11th Annual National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference in October 2006 in Atlanta.
Image left: Patricia Cowings of Ames will be the recipient of the Research Leadership award at the 11th Annual National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference in Atlanta in October for her outstanding leadership at Ames. Image Credit: Tom Trower - Click on the photo for high resolution image.
The conference has become world renowned for its focus on addressing the under-representation of minority women in technology and other business sectors where technology is making a tremendous impact.
"I was flattered to be nominated for this award and both surprised and elated when I was informed that I had won the Research Leadership Award," said Cowings. The Ames' Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, in support of the center's efforts to recognize women and minority employees, has prepared and submitted numerous internal and external award nominations. The National Women of Color Technology Award, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation and the Minorities in Research Science are some of the previous nomination packages submitted to external organizations.
"Ames Research Center is extremely pleased and honored that one of our scientists, Dr. Pat Cowings of the Human Systems Integration Division, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Research Leadership Award at the upcoming Annual National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference. Pat has had an outstanding career and is an excellent choice for this award," said Ames' Associate Center Director for Institutions and Research Steve Zornetzer.
This major international forum was founded 11 years ago to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women of color; create an environment for professional, career and personal development; develop networking opportunities; and provide role models and mentoring relationships. The conference is an initiative of Career Communications Groups Inc., publisher of Women of Color, US Black Engineer and Information Technology, Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology and Science Spectrum magazines.
Stacy St. Louis
NASA Ames Research Center