Laura Ann Odell - Spark Award - Institute for Defense Analyses
WE20 Awards
Spark Award
Laura Ann Odell
Institute for Defense Analyses
ANNOUNCED: Monday, November 9, 2020

CONGRATS Laura Ann Odell

For career-long commitment to mentorship; for advocating inclusivity at the highest levels of her government service; and for championing women engineers as essential to national interest and security.

Let's Celebrate This Recipient

  • Congratulations, Laura! You truly are a spark – you inspire and ignite those around you. Thank you for your leadership at IDA and in the engineering community!

  • Congratulations Laura! You are a mentor, an inspiration, a leader, a subject matter expert, a friend, and so much more. This award is a small token of recognition, a visual reminder of the spark that you provide for so many of us! An honor well-deserved!

  • Congrats Laura! I am so thrilled for you. This award is very much deserved and I thank you for being such an excellent mentor and friend.

  • Congratulations to one of the best people and co-workers I have. You inspire me daily to be better and do better!

  • Congratulations! This award is well deserved. Your legacy will continue to live and grow through the women engineers you have mentored and who now mentor others.

  • Laura, thanks for being an inspiration to all women and for mentoring not only junior staff but your friends and peers! Congratulations on a well deserved award!

  • Laura, congratulations on your outstanding achievement! You have truly made a difference in the lives of so many young men and women. Your efforts to advance and uplift those around you have made such a significant impact. I am so grateful for your mentorship and support. Thank you for all that you do.

  • Congratulations, Laura! You truly deserve this award. I can’t think of anyone who has done more to mentor others (female and male!), to advocate for inclusion everyday, and to leverage the diversity that women engineers bring to our hardest national security problems.

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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