Dr. Rachel O’Neill was a finalist for the Connecticut Science Center’s Award for Achievement in STEM Innovation and Education

This award recognized one individual for outstanding contributions in the fields of science,  technology, engineering, math, and STEM education in Connecticut.

Ultimately, a group of four finalists with exceptionally strong credentials were selected:

Elizabeth Buttner, Science Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education
Mark Dixon, Meteorologist, WFSB
Rachel O’Neill, Associate Director, Center for Applied Genetics and Technology, UConn
Chris Prytko, Technology Teacher, Manchester High School

The awards breakfast ceremony was held on May 5, 2015 and highlighted some of the achievements in STEM education in CT of each of the finalists. The award went to Mark Dixon.