The South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA), an annual celebration of women in science and technology, coordinated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) took place on the 23rd of August, 2018 in Limpopo. The awards profile women scientists and researchers who serve as role models for younger women, and encourage and reward younger women who have begun their careers as researchers and scientists.
Shirley Ann Jackson is a prominent physicist and university president who was born on August 5, 1946, in Washington, D.C. to George Hiter Jackson and Beatrice Cosby Jackson. Growing up, her mother would read her the biography of Benjamin Banneker, an African American scientist and mathematician who helped build Washington, D.C., and her father encouraged her interest in science by assisting her with projects for school. The Space Race of the late-1950s would also have an impact on Jackson as a child, spurring her interest in a scientific investigation.
Usually, when embroidery is mentioned, we think of the different fabrics that are usable and the intricate designs that go on these fabrics to produce an entirely stunning piece of cloth.
When stories of successful women in architecture are shared in Africa, there is no doubt that Olajumoke Adenowo will be considered an important figure. A woman of substance who has thrived on her passion for design, Olajumoke has made a name for herself in the African society.
Phyllis Wise is one of the very special women in academia who has made history and smashed stereotypes as a result of her exceptional works of science. Speaking of exception, she remains the first woman and the first Asian American to serve as president of the University of Washington (UW).
Being an exception in providing value in various aspects of life is what passionate people love to do, adding beauty to life’s untapped resource and making a masterpiece out of it. Great people strive to become masters and expertise in their field of work, leaving marks and footprints for all to see and copy.
Anida Yoeu Ali was born to Western Cambodian parents in 1974. Her parents hailed from Battambang the capital city of Western Cambodia.