Every year, the Women Rock Science gala recognizes three individuals who are making a difference in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics through an Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Leader, and Rock Star Award.

Below are the honorees for this year’s Women Rock Science, as well as those from previous years.

2022

Outstanding Leader Award Outstanding Educator Award Rock Star Award
Beth Paretta
CEO / Team Principal
Paretta Autosport
Melissa Koronka
Science Teacher
Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA)
Flint Community Schools
Raven Jones Stanbrough, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Teacher Education
Michigan State University

Previous Honorees

2021

Outstanding Leader Award Outstanding Educator Award Rock Star Award
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Mary T. Barra,
Chair and CEO, General Motors 
Tuyen Duddles, 7th & 8th Grades Science Teacher, Warren Consolidated Schools Math Science Technology Center  Celeste T. Williams, MD, MS, FACC, Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Director of Quality, Heart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Health System 

2020

Outstanding Leader Award Outstanding Educator Award Rock Star Award
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Patti Poppe, President & CEO of Consumers Energy Rahiel Housey-Johnson, Middle School Teacher, Hamtramck Public School District Cathy Olkin, Planetary Scientist at the SW Research Institute

2019

Outstanding Leader Award Outstanding Educator Award Rock Star Award
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Richard DeVore, Executive VP and Regional President Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, PNC Financial Services Group Angela English, Pre-school Teacher at Emerson Elementary-Middle School, Detroit Public Schools Community District Joi Harris, Senior VP, Major Enterprise Projects DTE Energy

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