Henry C. Turner Prize Awarded to Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was selected to receive the prestigious Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology.  The Turner Construction Company established the Prize and an endowment to support it in order to honor Henry C. Turner who founded the Turner Construction Company in 1902. The Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction – an invention, an innovative methodology, and/or exemplary leadership. For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry and currently serves over 20,000 members.

Presentation: Diversity Fueling Innovation

SWE Executive Director and CEO Betty Shanahan will discuss how a diverse work force is a more productive and creative one.   Technological innovations from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals are the single greatest driver of U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. Research has demonstrated that innovation and creativity are enhanced by diverse teams, so ensuring a strong, diverse science and engineering workforce is critical for the field of construction technology. But in many STEM disciplines, we do not leverage this key competitive advantage – our diversity. Shanahan will discuss strategies to recruit, retain and advance women and other under-represented populations in STEM professions.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:30 – 8 pm
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

$12 NBM and SWE Members | $12 Students | $20 Public
Prepaid registration required.  Walk in registration based on availability

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