March 9, 2017
UTRC's Gotkin and Manikantan Shila named 2017 Women of Innovation finalists

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - It's all about innovation at UTRC, and nobody understands that better than Alison Gotkin and Devu Manikantan Shila, both of whom have been selected by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) as finalists for the CTC's 2017 Women of Innovation Awards.

Each year, 50 women are named to this elite group, which "seeks to celebrate and create a growing network of women" following career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Finalists are selected from the state's cadre of scientists, teachers, researchers, manufacturers, technicians and entrepreneurs, among others, who "create tomorrow's advancements through their efforts in Connecticut today," according to the CTC.

The 50 finalists are recognized at the CTC's annual Women of Innovation evening celebration, during which one winner in each of the above-mentioned eight categories is announced. The 2017 event is scheduled for March 29.

Gotkin is Manager, Business Development, and has been with the Research Center since 2007. Manikantan Shila is Cyber Security Discipline Lead, Software Systems, Systems Department; she joined UTRC in 2011.

Contact: Laura Stevens, (860) 610-1653

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