Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines, a senior electrical and materials engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been selected as the recipient of a Technical Innovation-Industry award from the 2014 Women of Color Technology Awards. The award will be presented in October during the 19th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit.
Farrar-Gaines is also a professor at the Johns Hopkins University G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. She has authored or coauthored more than 30 papers, holds one patent (with four pending), and has produced a book chapter. She volunteers for a variety of outreach efforts. She has five degrees: a Ph.D. and an M.S. in materials science and engineering, as well as an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, from Johns Hopkins; a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; and a B.S. in physics from Lincoln University