Order of Excellence
In 1995 SCI established a permanent Solar Cookers International Order of Excellence to recognize individuals whose sustained efforts have contributed most to empowering people to cook food and pasteurize water with solar energy.
About This Year's Recipient
SCI Order of Excellence 2014
Pat has been a dedicated promoter of solar cooking technology since 2005. She has served as a board member of Solar Cookers International and Solar Household Energy and continues to volunteer considerable time demonstrating, writing and speaking about the benefits of solar cooking. She also served as Editor of the Solar Cooker Review. She has more than thirty years of international experience as a career diplomat, a U.S. Naval officer and a Peace Corps volunteer. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. Her award-winning 2011 novel, Farishta, was inspired by the year she spent in northern Afghanistan, where as she describes it, she experienced her life-changing solar cooker ‘epiphany'.
|1995||Barbara Kerr and Sherry Cole|
|1997||Dr. Robert Metcalf|
|1998||Clark and Eleanor Shimeall|
|2001||John Collentine, Beverly Blum|
|2005||Dr. Barbara Knudson|