ROTARY  HUMANITARIAN STAR AWARDS
Science   Technology   Aerospace   Robotics                   

 Science Technology Aerospace  Robotics


Lifetime Achievement Award


William Patzert, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, NASA, JPL


Interpreting Satellite data, to further our understanding of climate and environmental problems.


Environmental Improvement


Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D
Professor of Chemical Eng., Bioengineering & Biochemistry;


Developed highly active enzymes (cellulolytic & biosynthetic enzymes) and microorganisms to convert renewable biomass to fuels and chemicals.



Health and Medical


Kimberly A. Shriner, M.D.,  F.A.C.P.

Director, Founder  The Phil Simon Clinic


Pasadena medical teams bring medical science to Tanzania through lectures, workshops & clinics to sustainably relieve diseases such as HIV, parasites and much more, saving lives.




Knowledge Sharing


Denise McCain-Tharnstrom, Ph.D.

Exec. Director - Our Children LA


Developed an app, 'WIN' (What I Need), providing a resource directory & web-based app for homeless & vulnerable youth. 




Disaster Relief & Recovery


Jim Lux

Telecommunications Specialist V at JPL


FINDER: Portable device using radar technology to find victims trapped beneath rubble.