When Robin Stubenhofer, vice president of engineering at the National Security Campus, heard that women account for only ten percent of the engineering workforce in America, she made a personal commitment to inspire young women to pursue technical careers. Throughout her 30-year career, she has devoted time to mentoring and developing talent for leadership and technical advancements to integrate evolving technologies into the business.
Kansas City’s Central Exchange recently honored Stubenhofer’s significant contributions to the STEM community by awarding the “Groundbreaker Award” at the inaugural Stemmy Gala and Awards celebration. The event puts a well-deserved spotlight on the accomplishments of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math careers across the greater Kansas City area. Formed in 1979, Central Exchange fosters community service and business leadership in women.
At the National Security Campus, Stubenhofer leads an organization with nearly 1,000 engineers and technical employees charged with delivering mission-critical mechanical, electrical and engineered material components and integrating evolving technologies, such as 3D printing, to improve the safety and security of our nation’s defense programs.
Stubenhofer was recently awarded the 2014 Women Who Mean Business Award in Kansas City and is a strong community supporter of FIRST Robotics, Science Pioneers and KC STEM Alliance. She works with a collaborative network of educators, business affiliates and organizations that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers to generate a robust force of related professionals for our community.