Ivy Tech Professor receives Torchbearer Award

Evansville (NNDC) –  Donna Zimmerman, assistant professor and program chair of Advanced Automation and Robotics at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus, was one of 12 women honored  this week, with the annual Torchbearer Award.

“I am humbled to be included with these ground-breaking women, Zimmerman said. “It is a pleasure for me to be able to work on projects that help the community and are of such interest to area women.” First Lady Janet Holcomb, Torchbearer Awards Honorary Chair, and the Board of Commissioners of the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) presented the awards.

According to the ICW, this prestigious award recognizes women from around the state who have broken down barriers, overcome obstacles to women’s full participation, and have made Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family. As an engineer, Zimmerman is a visible example of what young women might become. She spends every day in her lab and/or within the community teaching women of all ages the skills needed to successfully compete within the engineering and manufacturing sector.

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