Jennifer Chang, an Iowa State University bioinformatics and computational biology (BCB) program PhD candidate, received the Collegian Innovation and Leadership award and a $2,500 scholarship at the Ninth Annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards ceremony. The event was held on Nov. 10 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.
The Iowa Women of Innovation Awards recognizes and celebrates women in business, government or academia who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event is a Technology Association of Iowa program.
Chang was recognized in her field for her academic achievement, inventiveness, creativity and extracurricular activities. She is a co-founder, software developer and chief financial officer at Complex Computation, LLC. She is also a research assistant at Iowa State helping to update the open source software called Lucy2 for analyzing raw DNA sequence data. In addition, she serves as a teaching assistant for upper-level undergraduate courses in genetics and bioinformatics.
Dr. Hui-Hsien Chou is Chang’s adviser and co-founder, chief technology officer, Complex Computation, LLC. Chou is an ISU Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology associate professor in computational biology and bioinformatics.