Female scientists win awards for research
Summary of story from Science20, September 29, 2011
Female scientists from across the developing world are being recognised for their contribution to research.
The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) are to reward eleven scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean with prizes of US $5,000 each.
Lubna Tahtamoouni, winner from The Hashemite University in Jordan said: “Over the years I came to recognize that it is difficult for women to do science since they have to juggle their career, marriage, motherhood and other social obligations.
“Winning such an award made me more confident about my decision of pursuing a career in science. Women need recognition, especially young women to give them that ‘head start’ and confidence. This award is celebrating women!”