A Career Built on ‘Rebellion’ Lands Fortune 100 Deal

Allison Lami Sawyer was once told she wasn’t good enough and needed a real CEO when she was beginning to launch her company, Rebellion Photonics. Now, her company is now being used to improve safety and environmental monitoring globally.

Houston-based Rebellion Photonics, a 10-year-old oil and gas technology company, has been acquired by Fortune 100 technology company Honeywell for an undisclosed amount.

Rebellion uses machine learning and cameras to detect explosions before they happen at rigs and refineries. Through the deal, announced Monday, it will become part of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business that provides a wide range of gas detection technologies, safety gear and software to help workers stay safe and productive.

Rebellion’s technology will also be deployed through Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies business to help manufacturing customers improve safety and compliance.

“Automated visual monitoring is the future of gas leak detection,” Robert Kester, CEO of Rebellion Photonics, said in a news release. “Combining our products with Honeywell’s platform will make this the new industry standard for safety and environmental monitoring globally.”


How GHWCC Encourages Girls to Pursue STEAM Careers

Story by: Jordyn Taylor Dean

When it comes to computer science degrees in Houston, only a few of them are earned by female college graduates. Here’s how GHWCC is encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.






Our STEAM Town USA program is making sure Houston’s female students aren’t left behind. The after school program for at-risk third-grade girls is increasing their exposure to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts.
The goal is also to improve grades and graduation rates while encouraging girls to pursue STEAM careers.

The program is a series of nine monthly after-school sessions. Each month we focus on a different business or aspect of the community along with the science and math that supports it.

In December, our team members gave the future techies a lesson in water filtration at Cornelius Elementary School.

The third graders worked as water utility operators for their community. It was their job to deliver water that is safe to drink to residents and businesses.

At the end of the project, the girls were able to more clearly define sources of water pollution, both natural and man-made.


These hands-on experiments expose young girls to science and math.

GHWCC provides all materials and volunteers for the program. Make a donation to STEAM Town USA and help us keep more girls in the race by clicking the link below.


Donated supplies are also welcomed! For more information contact us at 713.782.3777





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