On July 23rd, 2020, Reinvented Magazine hosted our first annual virtual award ceremony, “Recognizing Reinventors”! This event celebrated Reinvented’s content and volunteers. It also awarded women who have performed incredible feats in STEM fields.
Reinvented Magazine would like to give a special thanks to the National Girls Collaborative Project for being our presenting sponsor for this event! The award ceremony would not have been a success without their support, and we look forward to working together as partners in the future.
Key highlights from the event included:
Announcements of the nominees, finalists, and winners for our various awards.
Special presentations by Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist for CSforALL and Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, Director of Engagement and Innovation with the National Girls Collaborative Project.
A Keynote speech by Irma Olguin Jr., CEO and Co-Founder of Bitwise Industries.
Recognizing Reinventors Staff Q&A at the end of the event.
The ceremony kicked off with a “State of the Union” style update on the status of Reinvented Magazine, the impact it has had over this past year, and some of the exciting new projects that Reinvented staff are working on. This update included the Reinvented Magazine Honors, an award for organizations and individuals whose involvement ensured the success of the organization.
Reinvented Magazine's staff during the Recognizing Reinventors Ceremony
Reinvented Magazine Honors Awardees
Volunteer of the Year
Erin Mitchell and Rachel Weeks
Partnership of the Year
Women You Should Know & Women You Should Fund
Advisor of the Year
Jerry Looney, Sherry Huss, Ruthe Farmer
Sponsor of the Year
The Women in STEM Award Category included women who were nominated by our audience between May and June. Over 130 nominations were submitted! All of the candidates had amazing accomplishments and stories, and we appreciate their dedication to empowering women in STEM. Congratulations to our winners and finalists!
Women in STEM Honors Awardees
Rising Star of the Year
Winner: Gia Mar Ramos
Finalists: Kaylah Holmes, Krishnaveni Dole, Skyler Basco
Outstanding Collegiate of the Year
Winner: Ananya Cleetus
Finalists: Amy Quartaro, Natalie Hahn, Rachel Eckert
Mentor of the Year
Winner: Margaret Birch
Finalists: Christine Kennedy, Kristina Holzweiss, Nancy Coblenz
Educator of the Year
Winner: Professor AnnMarie Thomas
Finalists: Carlotta Berry, Colleen Epler-Ruths, Patrica Swanz-Reiners
STEM Changemaker of the Year
Winner: Sydney Floryanzia
Finalists: Lindsey Kirkland, Mary Lou Jepsen, Rita Korin Karl
Reinvented Woman of the Year
Winner: Mary Kombolias
Finalists: Dr. Leena Pattarkine, Rachel Anderson, Riteka Murugesh
Votes for Reinvented Magazine content awards were submitted by Reinvented readers and fans. There were 237 votes on these content awards. Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions!
Reinvented Magazine Content Honors Awardees
Article of the Year
Winner: The Making of Star Wars by Abigail Johnson
Finalists: 50 Years in the Making: A Return to Human Spaceflight by Abigail Johnson, Identification of Protein Biomarker Signature for Ovarian Cancer by Vilina Mehta, The Beginner’s Guide to Hackathons by Sara Kazemi
Guest article of the Year
Winner: Deaf Kids Code: A Model for Accessibility in STEM Education by Daphne Fauber
Finalists: How Lanie Dixon is Using her Passion for People to Change the Patient Experience in the Healthcare System by Wogrammer (Jasmine Johnson), Impact Through Inclusion: How Lisa Gelobter is Transforming Tech by Celebrating Diversity by Wogrammer (Charlotte Kiang), Embrace All Kinds of Minds: Neurodiversity in Tech by Hana Gabrielle Bidon
Interview of the Year
Winner: Dr. Carlotta Berry on Purpose and Passion by Meghana Krishna
Finalists: Alyssa Carson: Martian in Training by Rachel Weeks, Capturing the Big Picture of What it Means to be a Woman in STEM with Megan Smith by Madeleine Salem, A Tale of Two Sisters: An Interview with Gaming YouTubers Jenstine on the Power of Storytelling by Madeleine Salem
Best Blog Post of the Year
Winner: 19-Year Old Scientist Discovers Life-Saving Use for Shark Skin by Meghana Krishna
Finalists: Author Series: Julie Hampton by Abigayle Peterson, NASA: Going Beyond Encouraging Diversity by Rachell Frank, The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs: Managing Motherhood While Running a Successful Business by Sanjana Yeddula
Best Guest Blog Post of the Year
Winner: Advocating for Gender Inclusivity: Puerto Rican Engineering Student and Her Journey as a Latin Woman in STEM by Natasha Mejias-Ramirez
Finalists: Visual Thinking: Amplifying Human Stories by Rosa Torres, 3 Projects, 3 Ph.D. Students, 3 Women by Alyssa S. Ho, Because I Belong Here by Alyssa Delouise
Best Advice by Gloria
Winners: Issue 2 - Page 61 - Question #4, Issue 3 - Page 60 - Question #2
Best Event of the Year
Winner: STEAM Dreamers Virtual Panel Series
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner: Women You Should Fund
Best Merchandise of the Year
Winner: Women in STEM Sticker Pack
Reinvented Staff also nominated their peers, essential partners, sponsors, and advisors who helped make our first year a success. Big shoutout to the Reinvented team for all of your hard work!
Congratulations winners and finalists! We appreciate your dedication to this organization and the effort you have contributed to the growth of this magazine.
Reinvented Staff Honors Awardees
Rising Student in STEM of the Year
Winner: Madeleine Salem
Finalists: Avika Patel, Aparna Rajesh, Abigayle Peterson
Department Head of the Year
Winner: Avika Patel
Finalists: Aparna Rajesh, Alice Ao, Renee Becker-Blau
Team Spirit Award of the Year
Winner: Abigayle Peterson
Finalists: Palak Mehta, Alice Liu, Jenn Toso
To Infinity and Beyond Award
Winners: Ria Vora, Palak Mehta
Finalists: Renee Becker-Blau, Niamh Murphy
Debutante of the Year
Winner: Snigdha Saha
Finalists: Marie Young, Varija Mehta, Niyati Patel
Thank you to the volunteers who helped make this event successful. The Recognizing Reinventors Award Ceremony had over 388 views via Twitch! You can view the recorded livestream stream here.