Wendy Valka Hoenig, who earned her B.A. in materials science in 1986, is among the eight alumni of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University honored for their “accomplishments and incredible impact,” in the words of Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering.
“We are here tonight to honor women and men who, after leaving Rice, have taken their intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking and made significant contributions to the profession and society at large,” DesRoches told the 120 guests who attended the dinner and awards induction ceremony held April 27 in the Houston Club. The event was sponsored by the School of Engineering and the Rice Engineering Alumni Board.
Hoenig received an Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in recognition of her “outstanding professional achievement and service to society.” She is president and CEO of H&H Business Development, a consulting firm that delivers technology and business assessments for start-ups and private equity companies. She is past president of the Board of Directors for the Rice Engineering Alumni.