Megan Houchin, president of the Oak Ridge chapter of Women in Nuclear (WIN), recently received the WIN Region II Leadership Award. Houchin, a Six Sigma black belt for CNS, has been president of Oak Ridge WIN for four years after serving one year as vice president of the chapter. Under her leadership, the chapter has expanded, with an average attendance of 35 members at each monthly meeting. As part of WIN, Houchin was
also instrumental in organizing Y-12’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event, which encouraged more than 200 female high-school students from 15 area schools to pursue engineering careers. Houchin is also an alumna of Leadership Oak Ridge and a member of CNS’s Y-12 Community Investment Fund board.
The Region II Leadership Award is presented to a chapter member who exemplifies leadership through chapter and/or community involvement. The recipient of this award has helped their chapter and/or community by serving in a leadership role that contributes to women and men in nuclear, thus ensuring the chapter and/or community is informed about nuclear energy and nuclear technologies. Specifically, Houchin was cited for actively demonstrating leadership in WIN’s three core values of networking, professional development, and outreach.