Nominations Due July 13 for Tech/STEM Awards

Nominations Due July 13 for Tech/STEM Awards

Wenatchee has swept the education awards for the last two years.

Nominations for GWATA’s 18th Annual Innovator Awards are being accepted through July 13. The awards honor the region’s tech leaders in business and education.

Three of the five awards are focused on education:

  • Future Tech Leader of the Year (K-12 student)
  • Problem Solving Innovator of the Year (College student)
  • STEM Educator of the Year

Winning innovators in the three education categories will each receive a scholarship of at least $250 toward their education or classroom.

2017 Innovator Award Recipients

Problem Solving Innovator
Nataliia Piestrup & Jared Harris
Wenatchee Valley College

STEM Educator
Tina Nicpan-Brown
5th Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

Future Tech Leader
Moses Lurbur
Senior, Wenatchee High School

Nominations are due July 13 and can be made at can be submitted by any individual, business or student. Individuals and businesses can also nominate themselves

Awards will be presented at GWATA's annual Innovators Award Luncheon on September 26, 11:30 a.m.. - 1:30 p.m.. at the Wenatchee Convention Center.  Tickets may be purchased at