Honorees

Order of Excellence and Volunteers of the Year

SCI 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. 

SCI Order of Excellence 2017

The SCI Board of Directors selected the 6th Solar Cookers International World Conference 2017 Organizing Committee because of their successful planning and implementation of the 2017 SCI World Conference. The Organizing Committee organized more than 65 presentations from leaders in global solar cooking and social innovation. They arranged for the event to occur at the Muni Seva Ashram, a facility exhibiting sustainable and green energy solutions. This event inspired collaboration and an increased understanding of solar cooking technologies and the human factors driving technology adoption.

The 6th Solar Cookers International World Conference 2017 Organizing Committee Members are:

Dr. Ajay Chandak
Mr. Deepak Gadhia
Mr. Ghanshyam Lukhi
Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan

Prior SCI Order of Excellence Awardees

Year
Recipient

1995

Barbara Kerr and Sherry Cole

1997

Dr. Robert Metcalf

1998

Clark and Eleanor Shimeall

2001

Beverly Blum  and John Collentine 

2004

Tom Sponheim

2005

Dr. Barbara Knudson

2010

Faustine Odaba

2013

Darwin Curtis

2014

Patricia McArdle

2015

The Agua Fund, Inc.

2017

6th Solar Cookers International World Conference 2017 Organizing Committee

Volunteers

SCI is fortunate to have a global community of committed and talented volunteers who improve human and environmental health by supporting the expansion of carbon-free solar cooking in world regions of greatest need. 

SCI volunteers assist in a variety of ways, including supporting outreach and education events, completing database entry, conducting radio and TV interviews, providing technical research, conducting donor communications and serving as United Nations representatives.

SCI extends deep gratitude to our volunteers and recognizes the following Volunteers of the Year:

Year
Recipient

1988

Louise Schwarze

1989

Don Coan

1990

Jeanne Marie Moore

1991

Elinor Benes

1992

Barbara Jodry

1993

Don Coan

Randy Smith

1994

Mary Frank

1995

Roger Bernard

1996

Louise Meyer

1997

Barby Pulliam

1998

Barbara Knudson

2000

Tom Sponheim

2003

Deling Wang

2005

Dave Ruppe

2011

Virginia Moose

Afzal Syed

2012

Kirstie Wilson

2013

Cathy Vollmer

Charley Cross

2014

Mary Frank

Cathy Vollmer

2015

Charley Cross

Alice Burkner

2016

Kate Crosby

2017

Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan

Matt Sponheim