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Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science

The winners of the 2018 Awards for Inspiring and Innovating Science are: 

Inspiring Science Award

Mirjana Pović (Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, Ethiopia, and Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Spain) 

Mirjana Pović is an assistant professor at the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, Ethiopia, and associated researcher at the Spanish IAA-CSIC. Mirjana obtained her PhD degree in 2010 at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain, and her main field of research is galaxy formation and evolution, focused on nuclear activity in galaxies. She participated in more than 10 international projects (being co-principal investigator and principal investigator of two) and has around 80 publications. She works on the development of science and education in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, through joint research collaborations, student supervisions, trainings, lecturing, regulation development and outreach. Read the Nature Career feature on Mirjana here

Innovating Science Award

The Association of Hungarian Women in Science

The Association of Hungarian Women in Science (NaTE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to promote STEM and computer sciences among girls who are under-represented in these fields of education. NaTE was established in 2008 by female scientists. Since then, NaTE has grown into a country-wide network of scientists — both men and women — working in STEM or social sciences, who are committed to the gender balance in academia, technology, innovation and research and development. NaTE has founded projects such as the ’Excellence Award for Women in Science’, ’Scindicator – A science communication competition’, ’Smart future for Girls’ and ‘Girls’ Day’.  Read the Nature Career feature on The Hungarian Association for Women in Science here