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On Monday, February 3, 2020, Raven sponsored the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Forum at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) in Rapid City, SD. The event was attended by about 100 female engineering students, as well as numerous SD Mines faculty and staff. Sara Venhuizen, Raven Aerostar Systems Engineering Team Lead, represented Raven as part of the forum's panel discussion.

To encourage and educate young women in STEM, a recent Raven Aerostar research and development flight carried a special guest to the stratosphere. Barbie® courageously made the trek to space via a Cyclone Zero-Pressure Balloon System to provide a beautiful display of our stratospheric platforms. This was then used to educate 25 Junior Girl Scouts from the Sioux Falls area at our "Solving Great Challenges: Connecting and Protecting the World" event in January 2020.

Congratulations to Raven Aerostar's Angie Meyer, Peggy Mach, and Audrey Nelson for winning our Team Member Spotlight! The late arrival of the Project Atlas Defense module in Aerostar's implementation process not only added a lot of functionalities, but also reversed previous decisions. Read how the trio led efforts to successfully navigate this ambiguous situation.

At Raven, a critical part of our commitment to quality is our dedication to continuously improving our services and processes. Raven Aerostar Flight Services Technician Eric Eigenberg improved the quality on multiple campaigns by recognizing and capitalizing on opportunities to improve, delivering high-quality results to both our customer and our flight operations team. Congratulations, Eric, on being named our November Team Member Spotlight winner!

We are dedicated to quality​ and continuous improvement ​in our service and processes at Raven. Raven Aerostar's Mary Palmer, Business Analyst I, and Paula Boschee, Contracts Manager, not only provide high-quality service; they have gone above-and-beyond to develop proposal and quotation development tools and processes that consistently generate top-notch proposals. Congratulations, Mary and Paula, for being named August's Team Member Spotlight winners!