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Every year, we celebrate the five winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World during a special ceremony at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. This year, five women scientists from Bangladesh, Guatamala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen will be honored for their outstanding contributions in engineering, innovation and technology. Read more about their experience: “Live from #AAASmtg… [Read more]

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Early-career researchers living and working in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Yemen have been recognized for their work in engineering, innovation and technology Seattle, February 12, 202o. Five researchers have been named winners of the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in engineering, innovation and technology. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Guatemala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen are… [Read more]

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SEATTLE — Their stories are as fascinating as their science. Five women scientists have traveled here from Bangladesh, Guatamala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen to be honored for their outstanding contributions in engineering, innovation and technology. On Saturday, they received the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. Each winner presented her research and talked… [Read more]

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A public health researcher is exploring ways to improve primary healthcare’s response to violence against women Nearly one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner over their lifetime, according to data from the World Health Organization. As Dr. Amira Shaheen learned, the numbers were the same in her native Palestine. But as often happens in public health and epidemiology, the numbers don’t tell the full… [Read more]

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Environmental biotechnologist Dr. Tabassum Mumtaz is developing methods to disintegrate plastic waste and make biodegradable plastics from bacteria It’s no secret that plastic bags have been causing problems around the world. In Bangladesh, they were clogging drain pipes and causing sewage to overflow. These disposable bags linger for decades after they are discarded, along with other non-biodegradable waste. But are they really non-biodegradable? What if these bags could… [Read more]

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Ethnobotanist Narel Paniagua-Zambrana of Bolivia turned her dream into a life’s work; then something happened to cast her into the limelight Dr. Narel Paniagua-Zambrana got a glimpse of the course her life would take when she was a child growing up in mining camps in the mountains outside La Paz, Bolivia. Her father, a geologist, worked as an engineering supervisor in a variety of tin mines. One day,… [Read more]

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5 researchers from developing countries are preparing to accept the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for their work in the physical sciences Uduak Okomo, PhD, is one of five winners of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. She is a Clinical Research Fellow for the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.   Washington,… [Read more]

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As an environmental researcher, Dr. Dawn Fox of Guyana finds ways to turn “trash into treasure” – literally and figuratively Dr. Dawn Iona Fox has been passionate about chemistry since high school. Then a national disaster set her on a trajectory that would define her career. In 1995, the tailings dam at the Omai Gold Mine in Guyana cracked, spewing contaminants into a river people relied on for drinking, fishing,… [Read more]

These are the 2018 winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Learn more about them here – and meet them at AAAS.
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AUSTIN, Texas — They’ve journeyed halfway around the globe to world’s largest science conference, and now – jet lag aside – they’re preparing for a big day on Saturday. They’re early-career researchers from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana and Indonesia, and they’re being recognized for their outstanding work in the physical sciences – mathematics, physics and chemistry – and for mentoring young scientists in their communities. Their research runs the… [Read more]

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  Early-career researchers living and working in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana, and Indonesia have been recognized for their work in mathematics, physics and chemistry Austin, TX, February 15, 2018 Five researchers have been named winners of the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in the physical sciences. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana, and Indonesia are being recognized for… [Read more]