Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet

The 2018 Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet will be held on April 25th, 2018 from 6-8pm. 

We have reached capacity for the 2018 Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet. If you would like to be added to the waitlist in case there is a cancellation, email Jill at

The 2018 banquet will feature a keynote address by Tara Astigarraga, Master Inventor with IBM and UA alum.  Ms. Tara Astigarraga has been at IBM since 2001 and has spearheaded numerous design and technical innovations aimed at streamlining and transforming the way we do business; these innovations have resulted in the filing of over 65 patents.  She is also a proud member of the Choctaw Nation and was the 2016 recipient of the American Indian Scienceand Engineering Society’s Technical Excellence Award.  Blending her career and heritage, Ms. Astigarraga is a dedicated and passionate champion for Native Americans and women pursuing STEM fields.  Her ultimate goal is to provide other Native Americans and women with the same opportunities she has had and to prove that career and traditional values can co-exist. In addition to delivering the keynote address, we willalso be working with Ms. Astigarraga to provide numerous opportunities and formats for students to meet, interact with, and learn from her.