Carol Kinzer, Project Engineer for Trihydro, received the 2018 Own It! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professional Award, presented by the University of Wyoming (UW) on April 4.
Ms. Kinzer was nominated for the award based on her active participation in Trihydro’s mentoring program, her community outreach efforts and involvement, and her commitment to excellence. Some of her accomplishments include serving on the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), implementing water-related service projects in New Orleans and Chicago, and participating in the Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest.
“It is amazing to be recognized alongside such a broad range of successful and inspiring women in STEM! I have been fortunate to have had supportive mentors and colleagues along the way to becoming an engineer,” she said. “I feel blessed to be able to do work that I am passionate about, and I appreciate Trihydro’s support of my involvement in a variety of outreach programs.”
A Casper, Wyoming native, Ms. Kinzer graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from UW in 2006 and received her Master of Science Degree in Water Resources in 2008. Prior to joining Trihydro in 2014, Ms. Kinzer worked on water and wastewater projects in Australia.
About Own It!
The Own It! Awards were created to celebrate women in STEM at the University of Wyoming and throughout the Laramie community. In 2018, the ceremony recognized outgoing students, professionals, faculty, and one community member. This year marked the third annual ceremony.
To learn more about the Own It! Ceremony and awards, please visit the event website (http://www.uwyo.edu/epscor/events/own-it-2018.html).