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2014 Leading Light Award Winners

Thank you all for helping to make the 2014 Leading Light Awards a success and allowing us to honor so many amazing women.

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Women & Hi Tech Scholarships

  • Emily Erickson, BS Biochemistry, Purdue University
  • Elcin Icten, PhD Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Vertellus Specialties, Inc. Scholarship

  • Megan Bryant, Biomedical Engineering, IUPUI

Purdue University Scholarship

  • Glenda Hernandez, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Ice Miller Scholarship

  • Shannon Britt, Computer Information Technology, IUPUI

Outstanding Educator Award in Science, Technology or Engineering

  •  Brenda Capobianco, Associate Professor of Science Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University

"Mentor Me!"

  • Linda Hicks, Vice President Global Technology, Vertellus Specialties, Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Science, Technology, or Engineering

  • Carla Yerkes, Senior Research Scientist, Discovery Research Group, Dow AgroSciences

Outstanding Leadership

  • Laurie Burns McRobbie, Indiana University's First Lady, Indiana University

Rising Star

  • Amanda Haapala, Astrodynamics PhD Candidate, Minor in Aerospace Systems, Purdue University


  • Alyssa Panitch, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

"You Inspire Us!"

  • Tracy Kemp, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Allegion, PLC

Barnes & Thornburg Hi Tech Woman Of the Year

  • Angie Hicks, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Angie's List

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