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Women in STEM Awards Program

September 1 - September 30, 2020

Whitaker Center is proud to recognize women in Central Pennsylvania who have made an impact in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through our 2020 Women in STEM Awards Program. This event benefits our Girls in STEM Initiative, empowering girls to know they are strong enough to change the world. 

In light of recent state regulations regarding group gatherings, Whitaker has decided to pivot the Women in STEM Awards Program from a two-hour luncheon to a month-long virtual celebration known as STEMtember. Throughout the month of STEMtember (September 2020), Whitaker will spotlight the personal stories of our award winners and provide several other activities related to the important work of women in STEM. Check our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information throughout September!

Be on the lookout for more information regarding our 2020 keynote speaker.
Nominations are now closed.
Thank you to all 2020 sponsors.

Nomination Categories
Nominees can be an individual or group/organization that has made an impression, impact, advancement, or strides to a STEM-related field and on the Central Pennsylvania community. Specific nomination categories include:  

Champion: A company or organization that provides initiatives to support the advancement of women in STEM.

Woman to Watch: Recognizes a professional woman under 40 who has significant accomplishments/success in her STEM field.

Game Changer: Acknowledges a woman who has made an impact in her STEM field with an emphasis on inspiring others. (Ex. Educators)

Woman Breaking Barriers: Recognizes a woman who utilizes her position/expertise to engage a diverse community and break down barriers in STEM.

Advocate: Recognizes a woman who serves as an advocate for women and girls and has aided them to excel in STEM.

Rising Star (Warrior): Recognizes a young woman student making strides in her STEM education.

Legacy “WhitaHER” Award: Recognizes a woman who has demonstrated superior leadership and has a significant track record of long-term achievements/accomplishments in STEM.


Nomination Guidelines


All nominations will be reviewed by the Women of Impact: Celebrating Women in STEM event committee.


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