Karen E. Roth
WE20 Awards
Emerging Leader Award
Karen E. Roth
Air Force Research Laboratory
ANNOUNCED: Friday, November 6, 2020

CONGRATS Karen E. Roth

For being a trailblazing technical leader in the U.S. Department of Defense; for tremendous volunteer contributions to promote women in STEM; and for tirelessly ensuring safety of the women and men of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Let's Celebrate This Recipient

  • So proud of you and all you’ve accomplished in your career, for SWE, and for the engineering community. Congrats, Karen!

  • Congratulations Karen on this amazing achievement! So honored to know you and have worked with you on many SWE things. You should be very proud of the great work you have done in your career so far.

  • Congratulations Karen! I am involved with SWE because of you and our days at RIT on the Collegiate Leadership Coaching Committee and I’m so excited to continue to see you succeed!

    • Those days were so long ago! Thanks for continuing to be such a great voice for women in engineering with everything you’re doing!!

  • Congrats Karen!! It’s been a pleasure watching you grow from a shy freshmen at RIT to a strong leader. I’m grateful for having you in my life. You continue to inspire so many around you.

  • Congratulations, Karen. I was so pleased to see that you are receiving this award. Last spring I was sorting through old files and found the brochure of the SWE student conference that we did together when you were a RIT student. You have been a leader since college. Professor Carol Richardson

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a note Carol!! I think I still have some files from that conference too, can’t leave them go it was a great event and great to get to know all of the Rochester section so well!

  • Congratulations to one a great mentor and rising star in engineering and SWE. You had an impact on me and so many others. Way to go!

    • Thank you so much for the sweet note Sue, it was so great working with you and watching what a great relationship you have with your sections!!

  • Belated congratulations, Karen! I know you’ve had many leadership positions in SWE but I continue to be most impressed by your service as Treasurer.

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    Thursday November 5, 2020

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
    • Outstanding Collegiate Member Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
    • Outstanding SWE Counselor Award
    • Spark Award
    • SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award

    Friday November 6, 2020

    • Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Emerging Leader Award
    • Fellow Grade
    • Global Leadership Award
    • Global Team Leadership Award
    • Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award Endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Work/Life Integration Award
    Awards Announced

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    • Advocating Women in Engineering Award
    • Mission (collegiate)
    • Multicultural Boeing Company (collegiate)
    • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    • Achievement Award
    • Mission (professional)
    • Multicultural Motorola Foundation (professional)
    • Prism Award
    • SWENext Global Innovator Award