2012 Symposium · September 28, 2012

The 2012 Symposium—for leaders who have helped advance the careers of women in clean energy, academics, other experts in clean energy, and students who are studying clean energy disciplines—helped to lay the foundation for a broader, continuing effort to enable and support the careers of women in clean energy. Speakers and panelists focused on specific actions and activities in the general areas of the award categories. Small group discussions were part of the program, led by the Clean Energy ambassadors, industry representatives talking about their clean energy business lines, scientists discussing their innovations, students talking about their research, and a discussion between mentors and those they have mentored. We also honored women with outstanding accomplishments in their fields with awards and $10,000.


Lifetime Achievement Award


Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, MIT


Award WInners

Education Award

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Corporate Implementation Award

Program Director, ITA Enterprise Transport Management, Lockheed Martin

Developing World Award

Founder and Executive Director, We Care Solar

Entrepreneurship Award

President and Principal Engineer, Brendle Group


Policy/Advocacy Award

Assistant County Administrator, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Technology Award

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University