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Kennedy Engineer Earns Honor
The Society of Women Engineers recently named NASA's Kennedy Space Center employee Harmony Myers a recipient of the organization's 2006 Distinguished New Engineer Award.

Also known as SWE, the Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational service organization that aims to encourage women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.

NASA Safety and Mission Assurance Reliability Engineer Harmony Myers Myers was recognized for her contributions to ensure the safety of the space shuttle, assistance to local and regional leadership in SWE, and providing guidance and support to the group's collegiate members.

Image left: Harmony Myers, NASA safety and mission assurance reliability engineer. Image credit: NASA/Harmony Myers

Myers implements and manages program and project safety initiatives for government and contractor activities. She also assists in making safety decisions for the shuttle program, as well as reviewing and managing government contracts to ensure safety requirements and procedures are met.

Myers began her career as a telecom engineering co-op at Harris Corp., and later took on the role of an engineering intern for Lockheed Martin Co.

Myers then worked for United Space Alliance at Kennedy for five years. During this time, she was a system design engineer on the integrated electronics assembly for the solid rocket booster, and a shuttle reliability engineer who performed analyses for the shuttle program.

Myers has been very active within SWE for nearly 10 years and has made some significant accomplishments during her short career. She was the recipient of the Quest Performance Award in 2002, Central Florida's Young Engineer of the Year in 2003 and the National SWE Nominee for New Faces of Engineering in 2006.

The Distinguished New Engineer Award honors women engineers who have been actively engaged in engineering, demonstrated outstanding technical performance, and have had no more than 10 years of cumulative engineering experience.

"Myers has demonstrated a breadth of problem-solving and leadership capabilities throughout her safety and reliability initiatives for the space industry," said Jude Garzolini, president of the SWE. "These skills are imperative for success in the space program, where safety and reliability are paramount."

For more information about the Society of Women Engineers, please visit: SWE.org

NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center