The Edison Awards celebrates the “Women Behind Innovation”; recognizing women who are paving the way and encouraging young women to dream big and develop the critical skills they need to fuel tomorrow’s innovation culture.

 

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  • Women Behind Innovation: Tina Arrowood
    February 12, 2018
    As a teenager, Tina Arrowood aspired for a more lucrative and “relaxed” life style and chose to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at University of Wisconsin River Falls (1994) and later a PhD in Organic Chemistry at University of Minnesota (1999).  Upon graduation she joined the Union Carbide Corporation’s ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Elena Canadas
    February 9, 2018
    Elena Canadas is a cognitive psychologist with expertise in emotion and face processing. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology and Master in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Granada, Spain. During her postdoctoral research at University of Lausanne she worked with Immersive Virtual Reality as an ecological approach ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Stephanie MacDonald
    February 2, 2018
    As a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Stephanie MacDonald is looking to make a positive impact on the world of STEM from the inside.  Currently a  clinical operations associate for WorldCare Clinical, a Boston-based CRO that works with many top pharmaceutical companies. Her work revolves around the adverse event ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Kimberly Peiler
    January 26, 2018
    Kimberly Peiler is a Sr. Application Engineering Manager in North America for Osram Opto Semiconductors. With over 15 years of engineering experience in optoelectronics, the scope of her expertise includes automotive illumination and display, as well as a broad spectrum of mainstream LED applications in general lighting, horticulture lighting, and ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Lynn Altman
    January 19, 2018
    Lynn Altman is an innovation veteran, with 22 years and over 800 new product and branding projects completed for Top 100 Global Brands, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, McDonald’s, American Express and UBS. Altman has also done extensive work in the financial, CPG, beauty and pharmaceutical industries with companies ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Kelly DeShaw
    January 12, 2018
    Balancing work and children isn’t an easy task, but for those who are dedicated to their craft, like Kelly DeShaw, giving up on either front is not an option. Starting her career in 1997 with Amphenol, DeShaw worked towards associate degree in electrical engineering technology at SUNY Broome Community College. She continued while ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Dr. Amy Baxter
    January 4, 2018
    Dr. Amy Baxter is a problem solver.  After making a pain reliever to solve the problem of injection pain, she adapted the solution to use instead of opioids for chronic pain. As a double boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, Scottish Rite, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Lan Ji
    December 28, 2017
    Lan Ji is the Director of Process Engineering for Fluor with over 30 years of experience in troubleshooting and engineering, including conceptual and feasibility studies, front-end engineering and design, detailed engineering and start-up.  Predominantly worked in gas processing, offshore platforms, subsea facilities and petroleum refineries. Lan Ji has spent the ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Dr. Jennifer Seifert
    December 15, 2017
    Jennifer Seifert, Ph.D, joined TissueGen in 2015 as Senior Scientist to lead the company’s application of ELUTE fiber technology to treat spinal cord injuries and related applications for regenerative medicine and assumed responsibility as Director, Research and Development in 2016. Prior to joining TissueGen, Jennifer held the position of Research Assistant ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Melinda H. Keefe, Ph.D.
    December 8, 2017
    As a 2017 recipient of the Gordon E. Moore Medal and the 2017 ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award Melinda Keefe is a testament to Dow and how the company looks to develop young talent. With a B.S. in Chemistry from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Northwestern ...