Dawn Garrett, a current student in the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program, was one of 12 California women recognized as “Leading Women in STEM.” Honorees were announced at the California STEM Summit which took place October 15 and 16 in San Diego, Calif.
The Leading Women in STEM awards acknowledge women’s achievements in advancing innovative and effective STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education initiatives across the state and serving as exemplary role models for California women and girls.
Garrett, SAS Operations Director at Raytheon, was awarded for her leadership in advancing critical areas of STEM education including adoption of Next Generation Science Standards, strengthening STEM teacher pathways, advocating for strengthened public-private partnerships and alignment of resources, and ensuring all California students have access to high-quality STEM in out-of-school time.
“The California STEM Learning Network is proud to honor these highly accomplished education, industry, non-profit and civic leaders for their innovative and successful efforts to create world-class STEM education across California,” said Chris Roe, California STEM Learning Network CEO. “Their leadership will ensure that our next generation of leaders is truly reflective of the great diversity and talent that we have in our state.”
The Summit is organized by the nonprofit California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet), which works to bring systemic change to how STEM is taught and learned in California in order to prepare the nation’s most STEM-capable graduates.