Stamford High School senior Rachel Winsor has been named a finalist for a Connecticut Technology Council's Women of Innovation Award. Rachel is among 12 high school students nominated in the youth innovation and leadership category.

As a high school mentor for Stamford Robotics, Rachel helped youngsters discover the wonder of science, technology and engineering. She’s been involved in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League and Jr. FIRST Lego League competitions, and encourages Stamford youth to become involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) courses, projects and programs. Rachel plays for her school’s field hockey and lacrosse teams and is a member of the National Honor Society, among other organizations. She wants to become an emergency room physician and aspires to volunteer with Doctors Without Borders.

The Women of Innovation Award recognizes adults and students who are “innovators, role models and leaders in their technology professions or fields of study,” according to the council. The council is a state association that supports technology advancement and entrepreneurship

Women of Innovation Award winners will be announced March 31 during a dinner at Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Has your child participated in Stamford Robotics? What was learned from the experience?