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Ball Aerospace Engineer Heather Doty Receives Distinguished New Engineer Award from SWE
October 26, 2007
Heather Doty received the Distinguished New Engineer award from the Society of Women Engineers.
Boulder, CO, Oct. 26, 2007 - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. structural engineer, Heather Doty, received the Distinguished New Engineer award from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) on Friday, October 26, during the SWE 2007 National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Doty has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at CU. Recognized by SWE for her outstanding technical performance in the first 10 years of her career, Doty is a structural engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope, for which Ball Aerospace is the principal subcontractor. In that role, Doty has helped solve difficult structural and optical challenges of the Webb’s sophisticated folding mirror system.
“Since joining SWE as a student, I have met so many phenomenal women who have served as mentors to me that, in turn, I have aspired to be a role model to encourage young women to pursue careers in engineering,” said Doty. “I am grateful for the opportunities both SWE and Ball Aerospace management have afforded me, and it is an honor to be recognized for the things I most enjoy.”
Doty has held numerous leadership positions within SWE, including regional student coordinator, counselor coordinator, and keynote speaker. She is active locally in the Boulder Chorale, planning for the 2009 Zimbabwean Music Festival, and Project Lead the Way for the Jefferson County School District.
SWE is a non-profit professional organization of approximately 20,000 members founded in 1950 to support and promote the activities and presence of women in the field of engineering.
Earlier this year, Ball Aerospace Principal Engineer Lisa Barker was honored with the Golden Torch, Outstanding Woman in Technology Award, from the National Society of Black Engineers.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. Over the past 50 years, Ball Aerospace has been responsible for numerous technological and scientific ‘firsts’ and acts as a technology innovator for the aerospace market.
Ball Corporation is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products for beverage, food and household customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 15,500 people worldwide and reported 2006 sales of $6.6 billion.
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