Keynote Speaker Announced for the 2016 Annual InnoVision Awards Dinner

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The InnoVision Awards Program is announcing its 2016 Keynote Speaker for the Annual Awards Dinner on November 3, 2016. The 2016 keynote address will be presented by Monsi C. Roman, a Program manager for NASA’s prize-based Centennial Challenges Program.



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Monsi C. Roman joined NASA in 1989 as a microbiologist, concerned with Environmental Control and Life Support systems. Her responsibilities have steadily expanded to include Chief Microbiologist for the International Space Station, and more recently, coordination of 6 NASA Centers of Excellence.

Since 2010, Monsi has been responsible for Human Exploration Life Support, in particular, focusing on life support systems and microbial sensors that will be used during the upcoming Journey to Mars.

As the project manager for the Centennial Challenges Program, she manages 6 active Open Innovation competitions, with a total prize purse of over $12 Million, aimed at solving some of NASA’s most vexing problems.

Mrs. Roman is located at the Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, AL.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Microbiology from University of Alabama as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from University of Puerto Rico.

The 18th Annual InnoVision Awards Dinner is November 3, 2016 from 5:00 PM- 8:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Greenville.  Finalists will be recognized in six distinct categories: Technology Development, Technology Integration, Community Service, Sustainability, Education and Small Enterprise.

Additionally, InnoVision recognizes a community leader with the Charles Townes Individual Lifetime Achievement Award & a state education program with the Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Award.

Sponsorships, Tables and Individual Tickets are now available.  Contact Angela Halpin at angela@innovisionawards.org or 864-630-7088 to reserve your tickets or visit http://www.innovisionawards.org/tickets-2016-innovision-awards-show/ to purchase and pay for tickets online.

ABOUT INNOVISION
Now in its 18th year, the InnoVision Awards Program is South Carolina's premier awards program focused exclusively on celebrating and promoting technological innovation. InnoVision provides an opportunity for high visibility and exposure for your organization amid South Carolina's business community.

The InnoVision Awards Program is dedicated to recognizing the strongest candidates for each award category within the State of South Carolina.
For more information about the InnoVision Awards Program or Organization, please visit www.innovisionawards.org or contact Angela Halpin, Executive Coordinator at angela@innovisionawards.org.

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