ASME授予可持续发展创新者

第四届年度“ 冲击工程”奖旨在表彰那些改善服务水平不足社区的人们。

第四届年度“ 冲击工程”奖旨在表彰那些改善服务水平不足社区的人们。

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第四届 冲击工程奖 has named this year’s “best of the best”以下类别的获奖者:  

  • Women Leading in Technology 和 Impact
  • 连接未连接
  • 行业推动社会影响
  • 硬件开拓者 
  • 新星

颁奖典礼于12月4日在第四届年度颁奖典礼上举行 冲击工程 forum, 虚拟举行。由主办 美国机械工程师学会 (ASME)’s 变革工程, the event 召集领先的工程师,影响投资者,学者 and social 恩 trepreneurs to cultivate 和 accelerate 恩 gineering driving sustainable development. ASME Foundation Executive Director Kathleen Lobb 和ASME Past President Madiha Kotb co-emceed the awards ceremony.

今年’的Impact.Engineered 奖获奖者是: 

Women Leading in Technology 和 Impact 奖

Dyan Gibbens, founder 和 CEO, Turmbull Unmanned, a Forbes Top 25 veteran-founded company, focusing 上 autonomy 和 data in 恩 ergy 和 government—美国空军学院毕业生吉本斯 leverages technical leadership in Department of Defense acquisitions 和 aerospace program management. In addition, she created a free drone camp with BP 和 Rice University, 和 partnered with Intel for Innovation Generation, a global STEM initiative. In 2018, Dyan founded autonome.org to support digital ethics, human-centered artificial intelligence (AI), 和 STEM empowerment for underserved youth, young girls, children of military families at Yale University, NASA JSC Space Center Houston 和工场休斯顿。 

成龙’Brien, CEO of 工程师无国界(EWB)-美国 颁奖给吉本斯。

连接无关联奖

Digiduka—digital 和 financial services for small businesses in Africa, based in Kenya; the platform has potential to scale 和 can be reproduced easily in other countries 和 regions. These financial solutions offer effective ways to invigorate small business 和 the economy. The company’s social impact 和 potential is significant as it bridges a gap to compete with e-commerce giants 和 at the same time align with a global digital economy, according to ASME.

Phyllis Westerman,高级经理 Red Hat’的全球服务知识管理组织将奖项授予了联合创始人Roy Njoka of Digiduka.

行业推动社会影响力奖

黑色& Veatch Corporation—an employee-owned 恩 gineering, procurement, consulting 和 construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure, for its potential to reduce CO2 emissions in its operations 和 manage water resources more effectively 和 efficiently. The company leverages its 恩 gineering expertise 和 value proposition by embedding impact into its client projects overall. 

Joe Speicher,执行董事 Autodesk 基金会向 可持续发展计划经理Brian Sifton of 黑色& Veatch.

硬件开拓者奖

新的叶子动态技术—makers of 格林希尔  由生物质或农场废物提供动力的制冷系统;裁判 “were thoroughly impressed with their technology 和 the innovation involved…they have the potential to greatly impact society by providing technological solutions in the post-harvest management space 和 creating better market linkages for farmers.”New Leaf凭借其出色的表现赢得了2015年ASME ISHOW大奖 GreenCHILL prototype.  

Shaun Stewart,首席执行官 新实验室,向 联合创始人Anurag Agarwal of New Leaf.

为了 Rising Star Award

Hydroquo +创始人Zahin Razeen—“Razeen is a computational mathematician by training 和 a passionate deep-tech 恩 trepreneur,” say his nominators at 解决方案, where he is currently a member of Fellow Class 11. His company leverages AI 和 machine learning to clean 和 purify water in the urban 和 rural areas of Bangladesh. He is currently undertaking a double degree in mathematics 和 statistics at the University of Glasgow.   

Heather Fleming, co-founder 和 executive director of Change Labs ASME工程全球发展委员会的前任成员将该奖项颁给了Razeen。

颁奖典礼结束了 two-day program that included interactive workshops 和 presentations, a technology showcase, 和 networking opportunities focused 上 “推动行动十年的伙伴关系,” in recognition of the 2030 agenda for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 和 acknowledging that global challenges from climate change to COVID-19 和 economic downturn require technical solutions, workforce development, resilient infrastructure 和公共领导来推动实施。 

主讲嘉宾Asha Varghese,总裁 The Caterpillar Foundation, 和 珍妮·弗兰克尔·里德(Jenny Frankel-Reed),气候适应战略负责人 for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, opened 和 closed the event with their remarks. Varghese, a thought leader in workforce readiness, international business development, 和 sustainable infrastructure, 和 Frankel-Reed, an advocate of technology 恩 abling climate resilience, shared their perspectives 上 恩 gineering pathways to achieve the SDGs.

今年’s cohort of ASME创新展示(ISHOW) companies 来自加拿大,印度,肯尼亚,尼日利亚 and the United States, 和 two Innovate for Impact: Siemens 设计 Challengewinners were also honored 和 featured for their important contributions.

冲击工程由赞助商提供 联合工程基金会, Red Hat and ASME’s 可持续建筑和城市工程杂志,计划合作伙伴包括 Citypreneurs, 美国工程变更实验室, 澳大利亚无国界工程师, Futureworks纽约市孵化器, 全球业务进军 解决方案, SecondMuse, Siemens Stiftung, 女工程师协会, Techstars, 美国能源部 Wingu 和学术伙伴 澳大利亚国立大学工程学院& Computer Science, 哥伦比亚大学国际与公共事务学院, Cornell Tech, 里海大学创意咨询办公室, 麻省理工学院IDEAS社会创新挑战赛, 纽约大学丹顿工程学院, 加州大学伯克利分校开发工程系 科罗拉多大学博尔德莫滕森大学全球工程中心, and 多伦多大学。 

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About 变革工程 (E4C)

现在庆祝成立十周年, 变革工程 (E4C) is a knowledge organization dedicated to preparing, educating, 和 activating the international 恩 gineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities worldwide. E4C provides access to resources, talent 和 platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions 和 infuse 恩 gineering rigor into global development.

Jointly founded by ASME 和 other leading 恩 gineering societies, E4C has attracted the support of a variety of partners and sponsors ranging from industry, academia, non-profits 和 multilateral organizations, 和 corporations including Siemens.

Sources: Press materials received from the company 和 additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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