Women in Solar Energy Award

Nominations are closed for 2020 ASES awards.

This is an award to encourage women in solar to become more technically involved and is not limited to a specific solar technology.

An award for women in solar:

  • To become more technically involved
  • Not limited to a specific solar technology
  • The nominee should show technical level of competence, technical accomplishment and/or be an outstanding educator, advocate, promoter, change agent, developer or facilitator related to solar
  • Women who inspire young women to enter the sciences through educational activities or mentoring
  • Must have made a significant contribution to the field
  • Must have some working knowledge in a solar field

Nomination requirements:
The recipient of this award does not have to be a member of ASES, but a woman who has contributed significantly to the acceptance and advancement of women in solar by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Advocacy/ political
  • Educational
  • Technical
  • Contractor
  • Social change/developing nations

Multiple nominations for a candidate are welcome. However, we would also encourage letters of support for a nomination without having to submit the entire formal nomination form.  These letters are not required, but they provide a more simple way to support a submitted nomination. These letters of support  can be submitted to awards@ases.org.

Women in Solar Award Winners

2020 Mia Devine

2019 Dr. Gay Canough

2018 Richa Pandey

2017 Christiana Honsberg
2016 Mary Jane Hale
2015 Teresa Jester
2014 Barbara Harwood-Aitken
2013 Renee Azerbegi
2012 Heather Andrews (deceased), Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada and Trudy Forsyth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2010  Bettina Weiss, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials (SEMI)
2009  Marlene Brown, NMSEA and Sandia Labs
2008  Alison G. Kwok, University of Oregon
2007  Katherine Kent, the Solar Store
2006  Barbara Prosser Kerr, Sustainable Living Center
2005  Renate Boer, ASES and ISES boards of directors
2004  Alison Mason, Sunjuice and Cecile Warner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Questions? Contact Lawrence Kazmerski at awards@ases.org.

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