Buffalo Nite “Charging Buffalo Award” Honoree

Megan J. Smith was named as the third (and first female) Chief Technology Officer of the United States Chief Technology Officer of the United States on September 4, 2014.

Ms. Smith grew up in Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, and spent many summers at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, where her mother was director of the Chautauqua Children's School. Ms. Smith graduated from City Honors School in 1982 and went on to receive her S.B. in 1986 and an S.M. in 1988, both in mechanical engineering, and completed her Master's thesis work at the MIT Media Lab. She was a member of the MIT student team that designed, built and raced a solar car 2,000 miles across the Australian outback in the first cross-continental solar car race. To read more about Ms. Smith’s accomplishments, click here.

Join other New Yorkers at Buffalo Nite as we congratulate Ms. Smith on being the “Charging Buffalo Award” recipient for 2015.


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