STEP Ahead Award recognizes women in manufacturing

Feb 20, 2018, 04:35 PM

Congratulations to Honeywell Chemical Engineer Morgan Mayer on being named the first STEP Ahead Award recipient at KCNSC.

 The Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP (Science, Engineering, Technology and Production) Ahead Award program to bolster women in the manufacturing field. Since 2013, it has annually awarded the STEP Ahead Award to honor women who demonstrate excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

 In just five years at Honeywell, Morgan has been instrumental in cutting project costs, reducing time to completion and eliminating mistakes. She also introduced the standardization of the laser welding computer control programs. Thanks to her work, welding parameters and weld paths are now in template form which allow engineers to read, write and edit programs easily.

 Outside of her day-to-day work activities, Morgan is involved in community outreach through Honeywell. As part of the Middle School Engineering Project, Morgan works with local seventh-graders to promote STEM. Morgan is also a volunteer for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” and local IGNITE events at high schools in the Kansas City area. Last year, she supported an eclipse event at the Kansas City National Security Campus for fifth-graders, using the day to teach the students about the science of the eclipse and how to safely view it. Morgan’s energy and love for science makes her a great role model for young people, especially young women.

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