RENO – Dana Trimble, an associate research scientist at the Desert Research Institute was one of 70 local “Women in STEM” honored last month during the Nevada Womens’s Fund 25th Annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon.
The annual event recognized women in the Reno/Tahoe region for their professional, personal and community achievements with a focus this year on women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers or fields of work and study. More than 70 honorees participated in a morning of professional development followed by a recognition luncheon.
Ms. Trimble, who serves as the laboratory manager of DRI’s Environmental Analysis Facility’s (EAF) Carbon Analysis Laboratory has more than 16 years of experience managing complex research laboratory operations, overseeing EAF’s database administration, and assisting with air quality research for multiple sponsors including the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Her recognition stated - Ms. Trimble has been extraordinary this year as Faculty Senate Chair for DRI, and as “Chair of Chairs” representing all Faculty Senate’s throughout Nevada System of Higher Education Institutions. Dana, a community leader, co-created, directed, and serves as assistant coach for the Spanish Springs Volleyball Club as well as for recreational youth soccer. She is an exemplary leader in higher education, achieving outstanding success in all aspects.
“It is truly an honor to be included in this group of amazing, accomplished local Nevada women,” said Trimble, whose mother, Michelle Dondero, also received the honor in 1997 during her time as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs of Western Nevada College.
“It means a lot to me, especially since this year’s focus was on STEM and the acknowledgement of the personal and professional achievements of women working in STEM-related fields such as atmospheric science and air quality research.”
Several DRI scientists have also been honored by the Nevada Women’s Fund in the past, including Dr. Judith Chow, an internationally renowned air quality expert and DRI research professor who serves as the principal of the Institute’s EAF that conducts multipollutant air quality research.