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Leslie Potter a finalist for Iowa Women in Innovation Award

potterThe Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced IMSE senior lecturer Leslie Potter as a finalist for the 2011 Pioneer Hi-Bred Iowa Women of Innovation Awards. The awards honor women leaders in science, technology and engineering, and Leslie was nominated for Academic Innovation & Leadership in the post-secondary category.

“This year’s winners will be chosen from among an elite group of extraordinary women who are making great strides in science and technology,” said Leann Jacobson, TAI president. “These women are advancing Iowa’s reputation in the world as a place where innovation is fostered and women’s contributions matter.”

Nominations were submitted for women from communities across the state. Finalists represent a range of backgrounds: teachers, researchers, technologists, vice-presidents, presidents, CIOs, and CEOs, among other titles. They include scholarship winners and providers. Many nominees are nationally and internationally recognized through various publications, panels, and media outlets. They all represent excellence in innovation and leadership.

Congratulations to Leslie on this prestigious honor!

Full list of nominees.