Two Alumnae Finalists in Women Tech Awards 2015

November 20, 2015

Kathy Allman, senior manager of materials and process design engineering at Orbital ATK; B.S. '07, M.S. '10. Kathy began her career as a paralegal in support of medical and engineering issues. This piqued an interest in technical disciplines and she pursued and earned her B.S. from the University of Utah in mechanical engineering while working full-time.  Photo taken from video at http://www.womentechcouncil.org/events/wta_2015.aspx

Over the past eight years, the Women Tech Council (WTC) has recognized 130 women, 25 university students, and sponsored over 700 high school students to attend the awards, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM-focused students. Women Tech Council is thrilled to be able to support the education community in such a meaningful way.

Two of the 16 Women Tech Award 2015 finalists are University of Utah Mechanical Engineering alumnae.

 

Mary Sinnott, principal engineer, Surgical Frontiers; M.S.'90. While a working as a nurse, Mary saw how the design of medical devices could impact outcomes for patients. Just four years later she earned a Masters Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah. The combination of nursing and mechanical engineering has been a recipe for success in the medical device industry. Photo courtesy video at http://www.womentechcouncil.org/events/wta_2015.aspx

Mary Sinnott, principal engineer, Surgical Frontiers; M.S.’90. While a working as a nurse, Mary saw how the design of medical devices could impact outcomes for patients. Just four years later she earned a Masters Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah. The combination of nursing and mechanical engineering has been a recipe for success in the medical device industry. Photo courtesy video at http://www.womentechcouncil.org/events/wta_2015.aspx

“We love this opportunity to recognize women in technology who are impacting the technology economy in a meaningful way. The 16 finalists represent an elite group of women, they are inspiring and helping create tremendous value in the ecosystem.” said Cydni Tetro, President Women Tech Council. “And it is our honor to provide a platform to recognize women of this caliber. Congratulations to this year’s finalists.”

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