Mayes honored at 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Oct 12, 2015

Dr. Melanie Mayes, a staff scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division and Climate change Science Institute, was recently honored at the YWCA Tribute to Women Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Mayes, one of about 20 finalists in six categories was named the winner in the arts and innovation category.

The YWCA Tribute to Women salutes women who are role models in their fields, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity. Honorees also exemplify the mission of the YWCA: empowering women and eliminating racism. This annual event is East Tennessee’s foremost acknowledgment and appreciation of the contributions of local women. This year, ORNL was honored to have two winners, Melanie and Dr. Jennifer Caldwell (in the business and professional leadership category).

Congratulations to both Melanie and Jennifer!