Kay O’Keefe, SciMathMN Vice-Chair and longtime member of the MHTA Foundation board, will receive a well-earned Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association at their annual TEKNE Awards gala November 18.
After receiving her Ph. D from the Ohio State University in educational research and evaluation O’Keefe taught at both the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Maryland. She arrived in Minnesota in 1992 and led the science education work of the Medtronic Foundation for 15 years. Additionally O’Keefe served on the boards of the Triangle Coalition for STEM and the National Association of State Science and Math Coalitions.
The TEKNE Awards are given annually by the MHTA to innovators and leaders in Minnesota’s broad technology community. This year’s award ceremony is November 18. You can learn more about the Tekne awards here.