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Work-Life Balance Director Recognized by Women Engineers

Kate QuinnKate Quinn helps women achieve work-life balance.

Dr. Kate Quinn, project director of Balance at UW, has been awarded the 2008 Society of Women Engineers Work Life Balance Award. This award, which is sponsored by Honeywell International Inc., "celebrates an individual who has worked to create programs that help women engineers and other employees balance the commitments of career, life and family."

Quinn was recognized for her many efforts on the UW campus, such as spearheading the UW's successful participation in the competition for a $250,000 ACE-Sloan Flexible Faculty Career Award. With the Faculty Council on Women in Academia and the Work-Life in Pediatrics group, she has worked to improve the work-life environment for UW faculty. She has also been active with the UW's ADVANCE program to improve the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics. She will receive this award at the annual SWE conference in Baltimore in November.

Quinn is a Ph.D. alumna of the College of Education's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program.


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