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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Dr. Eqbal Dauqan became a refugee after winning the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists in the Developing World Soon after Dr. Eqbal Dauqan of Yemen accepted a 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award at the AAAS meeting in Chicago, the unthinkable happened: […]

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Submissions for excellence in physical sciences research are being accepted through September 15 Now, nominations are open for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award Nominations for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, which focuses on the physical sciences this year, […]