The L’Oréal – UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards 2019 to three outstanding female scientists in 2019 took place on December 12th at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).
The ceremony drew the participation of member of the Party Central Committee and Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh; Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee and president of VAST; General Director of L’Oreal Vietnam Valery Gaucherand; and scientists from institutes and academies that have been working in the field of scientific and technological research.
L'Oreal - UNESCO for the development of Women in Science national program has carried out in Vietnam since 2009. Over the past ten years, the program has honored 32 talented young female scientists in Vietnam. Two of them are honored with the Young World Science Talent Award for their outstanding contributions to life sciences and materials science, helping them continue their pursuit of science and further the path of scientific research, to contribute to empowering women in society and balance gender gaps in science.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh - President of VAST, presented L’Oréal – UNESCO
for Women in Science International Awards to three outstanding female scientists in 2019.
In 2019, L'Oreal - UNESCO for the development of Women in Science national program honoured the three following outstanding young scientists:
1. Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Researcher, Institute of Marine Biochemistry, VAST
2. Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van, Head of the Science-Technology and Foreign Relations Department in the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) University of Natural Resources and Environment
3. Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha, Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Heredity and Genes, Ton Duc Thang University
The L'Oreal Prize aims to honor and encourage female scientists throughout the country to make more efforts and strive for outstanding achievements in scientific research and to apply research results in life, national construction and development during international integration.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, president of VAST, said that this award has significance to encourage the spirit of female scientists to continue dedicating their passion to the country's science. Apart from the sense of personal honor, it also creates a model for generations of young researchers to follow. The female scientists honored this year were selected from multiple applications. The council had a lot of difficulties choosing, because most of the submissions were of good quality in both scientific background and registered content.
Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh honored Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep, who has won the prize of the world talented young female scientist.
In particular, the program also awarded the Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep from International University under Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh city, as Asia's outstanding young female scientist of UNESCO's L’Oréal For Women in Science in 2019.
Thanks for the scientific council for their hard work to select the three typical scientists
Taking photo at the end of the ceremony
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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