Elsevier Award Recognises Brilliant Women Scientists In the Developing World

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Elsevier Award Recognises Brilliant Women Scientists In the Developing World

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The number of women in science, technology and innovation in the world’s leading economies is alarmingly low and actually on the decline in several, including the U.S. Women remain severely under-represented in degree programs for these fields. Even in countries where the numbers of women studying science and technology have increased, more women are not finding their way into the workplace. This why the recent winners of the 2014 Elsevier Foundation prizes are impressive not only for their research, but for their potential, as these awards and recognition could bring exciting new opportunities for research. Plus, over time, these researchers will fulfil their potential as teachers and mentors, as partners in international projects and as advisers to governments. Such leadership can make a long-lasting contribution to global science.

The five female chemists were honoured with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems. The winning researchers, representing five regions of the developing world, are from Indonesia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Yemen. The focus was chemistry; a selection panel of eminent chemists independently selected each winner based on her achievements, who had impressive accomplishments in applying the chemistry of nature to pharmaceutical science. The Elsevier Foundation prize includes USD $5,000 and all-expenses paid attendance at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Chicago. In 2015 the prize will be for physics and mathematics.

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