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IWR Employee Named Professional Role Model of the Week

Published Jan. 5, 2011
Great Minds Role Model of the Week

ALEXANDRIA, VA—January 5, 2011. Ms. Lillian Almodovar, Supervisory Economist/Senior Manager/Deputy Director of IWR, was named “Professional Role Model of the Week” by Great Minds in STEM™ starting on December 27, 2010. As the Professional Role Model of the Week, Ms. Almodovar was highlighted on the Great Minds in STEM™ website. This recognizes Ms. Almodovar’s contributions to IWR and the Corps through her technical oversight and managerial direction of a variety of projects and programs. It also highlights her importance as a positive example to children of underserved communities.

Ms. Almodovar received the Salute to STEM Military Heroes Award at the 2010 HENNAC Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL. She has been a strong advocate for the recruitment and advancement of women and minorities in the Corps. Ms. Almodovar provided valuable input to the Memorandum of Understanding between HENNAC and the Corps, and she has mentored Corps Hispanic employees.

More about Great Minds in STEM™

Great Minds in STEM™ aims to keep America technologically strong by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers especially in underserved communities. Established in 1989 as HENAAC, Great Minds in STEM™ is a non-profit organization that focuses on STEM educational awareness programs for students from kindergarten through adulthood. Great Minds in STEM™ provides resources for recognition and recruitment of Hispanics in STEM on a national level. The purpose of the Professional Role Model of the Week is to showcase STEM professionals to middle school, high school and college students that participate in education outreach programs.

Learn More:

  • Great Minds in STEM™
  • Lillian Almodovar, Professional Role Model of the Week biography (link no longer available)