CENTENNIAL, Colo.—Arrow Electronics, Inc. recently announced that Senior Applications Engineer Noel Marshall was named one of the winners of the 2017 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Awards by the Profiles in Diversity Journal®.

Marshall was recognized for her technical contributions as lead engineer on Arrow’s award-winning Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM Car) project, which utilizes off-the-shelf technology to enable quadriplegic former racecar driver Sam Schmidt to operate a vehicle using only his breath and head motions. During Noel’s tenure on the Arrow SAM Car team, Schmidt successfully completed demo laps on the iconic Indy 500 oval, tackled the twists and turns of the Pike’s Peal International Hill Climb, and was granted the nation’s first autonomous vehicle driver’s license.

“Noel’s innovative thinking and exceptional leadership skills have contributed greatly to the Arrow SAM Car’s notable technical success,” said Arrow Chief Strategy Officer Cathy Morris, in a press release. “Noel is definitely a STEM professional worth watching, and everyone at Arrow is incredibly proud of her accomplishments.”

The STEM edition is new to the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s annual Women Worth Watching leadership awards. Noel and the 44 other winners of this year’s Women Worth Watching in STEM awards will be profiled in a special edition of the publication this spring.

Arrow Electronics (www.fiveyearsout.com) is a global provider of products and services to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing. The company serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers.