Announcing the Women in Engineering Awards

The Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation is sponsoring an award to honor women engineering students who demonstrate outstanding technical excellence and accomplishments in EcoCAR 2! The award is intended to encourage more women to study engineering and pursue a career in automotive engineering after graduation.

Founded in 1994 by former Indy race car driver Lyn St. James, the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on worldwide activities and programs for driver development, advocacy, diversity and education, particularly for women who aspire to become race car drivers. The Foundation is dedicated to making a difference and reaching the point in time when “opportunity” and “diversity” are no longer concerns – they are taken for granted. The Foundation’s mission is to provide leadership, vision, resources and financial support to help create an environment of opportunity for women’s growth in the automotive and competitive motorsports fields.

Judging for the Women in Engineering Awards will take place on May 23rd at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles. Participants will be asked to give a 10 – 15 minute oral presentation and there will be roughly 15 minutes for follow up-questions from the judges. EcoCAR students interested in participating should register by Thursday, May 3rd. Please email Cindy Svestka at cynthia.svestka@gm.com to sign up.

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