Named in honor of the late University of Michigan Regent Sarah Goddard Power, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of women through their leadership, scholarship or other ways in their professional life.
Sarah Goddard Power was widely acclaimed as a major contributor to the advancement of higher education, an advocate for affirmative action and human rights, and a champion of freedom for the international press. As a Regent of the University of Michigan for more than 12 years, Sarah Goddard Power worked tirelessly to advance the position of women and minorities in faculty and administrative roles.
In their announcement of this year’s award, the AWC noted that Prof. Steiner “… has provided breakthrough contributions towards developing a diverse and inclusive workforce both at the University of Michigan and in her own scientific field at a national and international level. She receives the Sarah Goddard Power Award for her tireless advocacy towards the advancement of women in Earth Sciences worldwide, and her leadership role in promoting equality for female faculty in the College of Engineering.”
Climate & Space department colleague Prof. Mark Moldwin, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Space Sciences and Engineering, wrote in a nominating letter “Looking through the list of the last few years Sarah Goddard Power Award winners is inspirational… Prof. Allison Steiner’s significant achievements in contributing to the betterment of current challenges faced by women through her leadership and community building roles clearly place her in the same company…”
Prof. Steiner will be presented with the award at a special ceremony at 4:00 PM on February 12, 2020 in the Michigan League’s Koessler Room.
Congratulations, Prof. Steiner!