The winners of 2020’s Nature Research Award for Inspiring & Innovating Science, which is organised in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies, have been announced at a dedicated digital award ceremony. Now in its third year, the award celebrates and supports both the achievements of women in science and initiatives promoting STEM subjects to girls and young women. The winner in each category receives a monetary grant of US$30,000 to spend on initiatives relating to their work, as well as additional funding for publication, event funding or mentoring through The Estée Lauder Companies, and other publicity opportunities.
In 2020, the scope was refined to two categories: Scientific Achievement and Science Outreach. Samira Asgari is 2020’s winner of the Scientific Achievement category. Asgari’s research is revealing how human history shapes global genetic diversity and how the genetic diversity translates to phenotypic diversity. Chicas en Tecnología (CET), a non-profit organisation based in Argentina, has been selected as 2020’s winner of the Science Outreach category. The goal of CET is to increase the number of women entering careers in technology entrepreneurship by motivating, training and mentoring young women through targeted programmes and clubs.
Winners are selected by an expert panel of judges consisting of academic scientists, external experts, and representatives from Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies.
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