Women in Technology Awards

An advisory panel comprised of industry leaders have selected the following individuals for the Women in Technology Awards:

Avionics Woman of the Year Award - Nan Mattai, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Rockwell Collins

Nan Mattai is the senior vice president of engineering and technology for Rockwell Collins. Additionally, she is a corporate officer. Mattai is responsible for the company’s engineering and technology organization, including the Advanced Technology Center. In this role, she is responsible for guiding the future technology direction, technology investment decisions and the development of advanced technologies to meet the needs of various parts of the business.
Finalists for the Woman of the Year:
  • Christine Haissig, Engineering Fellow, Honeywell
  • Claire Leon, Vice President, National Programs, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems
  • Jean Valentine, Program Manager, Radar Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Women in Technology Corporate Award - Insitu, Inc.

Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, designs, develops and manufactures unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. The women who lead Insitu’s intern program actively seek out college female students who want to join the workplace but may not know what path they should take. Insitu travels around the United States visiting college students at engineering or female-focused schools, speaking to engineering classes, unmanned aircraft system classes and engineering student organizations with the intent of trying to infuse the passion of engineering into their systems.

Emerging Leader Award - Patricia Ververs, Engineering Fellow, Honeywell International

Patricia Ververs has consistently provided significant and innovative technical contributions to human factors technologies and concepts for future aircraft flight deck display products. Her work has spanned diverse human factors technology areas including neurotechnology, flight deck alerting systems, head up display symbology, combined vision system concepts, and situation awareness systems for both fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms.