Carmella Davis Watkins, outreach team leader and meteorologist at the National Climactic Data Center and 2005 TWIN honoree of the year, said that in her youth, women weren't encouraged to pursue math and science careers, but that is changing.
A math major in college, Watkins
urged students to take as many math courses as possible, regardless of their anticipated profession."That gives you a lot of opportunity and flexibility in terms of career choices," she
still encounters people who mention her
receipt of last year's top honor."It's a great experience," she
...Carmella Davis Watkins, meteorologist and outreach team leader at the National Climatic Data Center, is the honorary chair of Thursday's Tribute to Women of Influence Awards Banquet.
"Take as much math as you can," Watkins
advises students today.Above, Watkins
holds a wheel used by ships to code weather observations sent to the weather service.
...Honorary chair: Carmella Davis Watkins, TWIN 2005 honoree of the year