Elsevier at #AAASmtg: live updates with award-winning women in science

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

The five winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. From left to right: Fathiah Zakham, Champika Ellawala Kankanamge, Samia Subrina, Chao Charity Mbogo and Susana Arrechea (Photo Credits ©Alison Bert)

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 about the inspiration behind it.

They also share their stories with their colleagues in the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and the the Elsevier Foundation, who helped them distill their experiences into 5 minute talks.

This conference allowed all five of them to know each other in Seattle, a city known for innovation. Our agenda included a visit to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to meet with their people in science and policy.

Please find on the right as a collection of tweets where we shared our experience at AAAS 2020 held in Seattle.

 

 

 


Read the full article on Elsevier Connect: “Live from #AAASmtg in Seattle: follow our award-winning women in science“, Alison Bert, Domiziana Francescon and Maha Rhannam, 12 February,  2020