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Pam Sydelko is the Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Sciences and Engineering.

Center for Nanoscale Materials Division Director Amanda Petford-Long (right) leads a tour of the CNM for Idaho National Laboratory Director John Grossenbacher (middle) and INL Deputy Director David Hill on February 18, 2010.

Argonne chemist Giselle Sandi (left) poses with the Honorable Dot Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy, during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2013 at Argonne.

Stephanie O'Sullivan, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Missouri Science and Technology University.

Chemist Lin Chen is recognized internationally for her ground-breaking contributions in the excited-state structural studies using X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy. She was honored in 2012 as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her "contributions to understanding structural dynamics of molecular excited states with special emphasis on problems related to renewable energy."

Ann Schlenker, Director of Argonne's Center for Transportation Research, welcomes President Obama to the podium during his visit to the lab on March 15, 2013.

Jennifer Salazar is a Coordinating Writer and Editor in Argonne’s Computing, Environment and Life Sciences directorate. "I've found that our researchers want to share what excites them and communicate it to others in the wider research community or to the public, and this offers a great environment for a writer," she said.

Yuko Shiroyanagi (right) and Chuck Doose of the Accelerator Science Division prepare the magnetic measurement test stand. Testing ensures that the super-conducting undulator for the Advanced Photon Source upgrade will meet the high-precision requirements needed to generate the world's brightest X-rays above energies of 25 keV.

Patrice Accola (left), KJWW associate principal, participated in the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring. Accola, along with KJWW President Paul VanDuyne, shared business practices with Shireen Shelleh, a Palestinian civil engineer who is a managing partner at the Center for Engineering and Planning in Palestine.

J'Tia Taylor received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering. She was also a model and a contestant on the TV show survivor.

Alyson Yamada is a woman with a unique story. Prior to attending Stanford, she was a dedicated ballet dancer. But due to an unfortunate injury that ended her dance career, Alyson was inspired to research something that could help her injury and decided to study mechanical engineering. She is now majoring in Biomechanical Design and Engineering, an individually designed major within the School of Engineering.

“One day, and I hope not too long into the future, we will see an end to gender balance being an issue within the industry. We won’t need a Women into Engineering day." Penny Marshall, regional director of the institution of Civil Engineers,

This future engineer balances engineering classes, music and golf.

Kelly Altes, PE, a lead structural engineer and project executive in KJWW's Des Moines office, has been named to Building Design + Construction magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. Six years after joining KJWW, Kelly became one of the youngest department supervisors in the company’s history.

Nuclear engineer Laural Briggs reviews pressure distribution results from a 217-pin fuel assembly simulation. The simulation was computed by Argonne's Nek5000 large eddy simulation tool on the IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid supercomputer.

Sarah Rajala is the dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University.

Linda Young, Director of Argonne's X-Ray Science Division, discusses upgrades to the lab's Advanced Photon Source.

Michelle Khine, 35, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, UC Irvine

Erin Winick, a Unniversity of Florida mechanical engineering senior, founded Sci Chic, a company that produces science-inspired accessories.