The Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Awards recognizes a professional woman and a student who are leaders in …
The Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Awards recognizes a professional woman and a student who are leaders in their chosen STEM field. The honorees have been selected, and we would like to share them here. Tracy Propheter-Hinckley was selected as the honoree and Ashley Malkin was selected as the student honoree based on their demonstrated commitment to advancing STEM through thoughtful engagement with diverse audiences and by making a significant effort to support other women and girls in their pursuit of STEM as learners, teachers, and professionals.
Tracy is a Design Deputy Chief / Hot Section Engineering Airfoil PL3 Aftermarket & Sustainment Engineering (ASE) at Pratt & Whitney. Her perspective of creativity and diversity in engineering has led to the conception of over 200 patents and has earned her a Deputy Design Engineering position at Pratt and Whitney. She continues to pay it forward as she teaches and learns from fellow engineers and volunteers for Girl Scouts of Connecticut and her daughters’ troop.
Ashley is a student at Greenwich High School. She has spent the past two years conducting original research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Her project designing a diagnostic for concussions using artificial intelligence to reduce bias won a Grand Award in Translational Medicine at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and First Place in Computer Science at the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair. Ashley is the founder of ScienceGirls!, a free STEM mentoring program for elementary school girls and has designed and led workshops on topics including computer science, engineering, neuroscience, chemistry and physics for over 150 girls.
Awards will be presented at the Connecticut Science Center Gala: Gotham City on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Connecticut Convention Center. For more information on the winners, visit ctsciencecenter.org/support/annual-gala/
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