Event Photography: Science Club For Girls Catalyst Awards at the Broad Institute

Catalyst Awards keynote speaker Una Ryan with Science Club For Girls participants

boston event photography at the catalyst awards

Sooz photography provided event photography services for The Catalyst Awards, Science Club For Girls’ annual award ceremony and fundraising event featuring 2011 honorees Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister (CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center) and Douglas Banks (Publisher, Mass High Tech). Festivities were held at the Broad Institute in Cambridge.

View photos from the event in the photo gallery.

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About Science Club For Girls:

Now in its seventeenth year, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has established an excellent reputation as a nonprofit organization with expertise in girls-specific programming in underserved communities. SCFG was recognized with one of six national MetLife AfterSchool Innovator Awards in Fall 2010 for the design and impact of our Science Clubs and CELLS program. We are also the recipient the Nonprofit of the Year award by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce in 2009.

Currently, SCFG provides free, hands-on science and engineering programs to over 1,000 girls in five cities in eastern Massachusetts (Cambridge, Lawrence, Boston, Newton and Fitchburg), and in Pokuase, Ghana.

About the Catalyst Awards:

The Catalyst Awards recognize individuals who are strategic, innovative and effective in promoting diversity in science, technology and engineering; who are skilled and dedicated to effecting change from a systems level down to a personal level to help individuals and groups realize their dreams; and embody those qualities that inspire the best in us: a sense of justice, dedication to excellence, and genuine engagement.

Event Photography: The Nation’s Report Card and 12th Grade Academic Preparedness Regional Symposium

Governor Deval Patrick at NAEP education symposium in Boston
Governor Deval Patrick at NAEP education symposium in Boston
Governor Deval Patrick at NAEP education symposium.

Sooz photography provided event photography services for the National Assessment Governing Board’s symposium on October 24, 2011  at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. View the photo gallery to see more photographs from the event.

About the event:

The NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission is currently hosting a series of symposia across the country to discuss how The Nation’s Report Card can serve as this critical indicator. The Boston symposium, the second of the series, will convene regional leaders in government, education, business, and civil rights to obtain local perspectives on the utility of the NAEP initiative and its relevance for Massachusetts.

New Drupal work and photos from the Drupal 7 Party

Jay Batson DJing at the Drupal 7 Release Party in Boston
Jay Batson DJing at the Drupal 7 Release Party in Boston
Acquia co-founder Jay Batson DJing at the Drupal 7 Reease Party in Boston

I’ve been digging back into Drupal work this year via consulting work for Michael Skok at North Bridge Venture Partners. One of the projects is The Future of Open Source forum that leads up to the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco each year. Built with Drupal Gardens, the forum is the companion website to a survey about the future of open source and includes “Blog the Future” where industry leaders share thoughts about where open source is headed in 2011 and beyond. My last Drupal project was as a project manager consultant at Pearson Education in 2009 working on the redesign of MyMathLab.com and its move to Drupal. I’m excited to be working in the world of Drupal again! My interest in Drupal began back in 2007 when I worked at BostonNOW newspaper managing the web department and the redesign and transition to Drupal. In 2008 I was the event planner for DrupalCon Boston.

The Drupal community celebrated the release of Drupal 7 with release parties around the world on Friday, January 7th at 7pm. I attended the party hosted by the local Boston Drupal User Group at Revolution Rock Bar in downtown Boston and helped with event photography. Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal and co-founder of local Boston tech company Acquia attended the festivities as well as state senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (whose website is built with Drupal). You’ll see some “Drupal blue” hair in the photos, too.

View the photos I shot at the Drupal 7 Release Party in Boston at Sooz Photography.

View photos tagged D7RP on Flickr taken at Drupal 7 Release Parties around the world.