Tonya Peeples, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and associate dean for diversity and outreach, and Fatima Toor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, were finalists for awards presented November 10 by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI).
Peeples was a finalist for the Diversity Champion Award and was nominated by Cheryl Reardon, UI senior assistant vice president
The awards program recognizes women innovators, role models and leaders in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Sixty-one finalists were selected from 109 nominees. The Women of Innovation Awards were established eight years ago by TAI to recognize, honor and promote the outstanding contributions Iowa women make to technological communities.
The Technology Association of Iowa is the premier professional organization driving the success of the state's technology industry and tech-based economy. It is dedicated to fostering innovation and promoting the success of organizations that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors.