Emmy Noether Award

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Scientific discovery is the future of technology and progress. The best ideas are out there, and YOU have them! We believe that you can make these ideas a reality through a career of scientific research and discovery. Science is for everyone. It does not discriminate based on background or resources. If you have an idea and a passion, it is yours to explore. We want to help you explore it. We need more girls in science. We need more girls who are going to discover, explore, and change the world. We need YOU!

WHO WE ARE

The Emmy Noether Award is a partnership among The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, Benjamin Franklin High School, and From Student to Scientist. Sparked by an idea two high school scientists had to bring science to other students in a peer-to-peer based program, the Emmy Noether Award developed from the outreach program From Student to Scientist in partnership with Benjamin Franklin High School and the Brown Foundation to create a unique partnership among students, teachers, the community of New Orleans, and beyond.

WHAT IS IT?

The Emmy Noether Award is an investment in the future of young female scientists. Two young scientists will be awarded with silver medals, and one young scientist will be awarded with a gold medal and $25,000 of funding for each of three years that she remains in a graduate level program to obtain a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics through which she will continue to pursue research and discovery. Additionally, all three medalists will become members of the Emmy Noether Scholars, a network of motivated young female scientists working to further science, innovation, and discovery for students and scientists of all ages and backgrounds.

WHO?

We're looking for girls who are juniors or seniors in high schools located in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes and Southwest Mississippi.


Timeline and Application Instructions

Timeline and Application Instructions for 2018: To Be Announced

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Inaugural Event, May 13, 2017 Back to Top

In partnership with the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation and Benjamin Franklin High School, with assistance from the Salk Institute in California, From Student to Scientist launched a fellowship program called the Emmy Noether Award.

Emmy Noether, 1882-1935
German mathematician known for contributions to abstract algebra and theoroetical physics

This fellowship award through funds from The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation will provide $75,000 ($25,000/year for three years) to a female high school student to fund a graduate program based on scientific research. This award will recognize girls in science and will be an investment towards their scientific futures.

The award began in 2017, the inaugural year, to girls who are juniors or seniors in high schools located in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes (Louisiana). Our first gold medal winner, Hailey Rowbatham a junior from St. Scholastica Academy in Covington, LA will receive the $75,000 scholarship once she pursues a graduate, research-based degree.

E.F. Hunter, President of the Brown Foundation with Hailey Rowbatham, 2017 Emmy Noether Award Gold Winner

Joining the gold medalist in forming the Emmy Noether Scholars, a network of young female scientists that will continue to grow over the years to provide network and collaboration opportunities for the group, are the 2017 silver medalists. Carlie Celentano, a rising senior at Belle Chasse High School in Belle Chasse, LA and Samantha Breaux, a graduating senior from Hammond High Magnet School in Hammond, LA attending Rice University in the fall.

E.F. Hunter, President of the Brown Foundation with Carlie Celentano, 2017 Emmy Noether Award Silver Medalist
E.F. Hunter, President of the Brown Foundation with Samantha Breaux, 2017 Emmy Noether Award Silver Medalist

Five additional semi-finalists join the Emmy Noether Scholars as well this year: Erin Yilmaz and Vanessa Chambers from Benjamin Franklin High School, Suzannah Mahoney from Belle Chasse High School, Michaela Brown from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Kacie Martin from Franklinton High School.

2017 Emmy Noether Scholars
Samatha Breaux (left), Michaela Brown, Suzannah Mahoney, Hailey Rowbatham, Carlie Celentano, Erin Yilmaz and Vanessa Chambers

 

Students and Scientists: A Celebration of the Inaugural Year of From Student to Scientist and The Emmy Noether Award

From Student to Scientist and The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation hosted the Inaugural Event on May 13, 2017. The event was held at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and brought together students, educators, and scientists to strengthen the bridge between these communities in New Orleans. Featured were lab tours, refreshments, science activities, and an awards ceremony to honor the first recipient of the Emmy Noether Award as well as the first class of Emmy Noether Scholars. This event introduced a new way to bring science and science education to the forefront of leadership and development in New Orleans.

Madison Smither and Ilaria Simeone co-founders of From Student to Scientist
From Student to Scientist 2017-2018 Regional Leaders Erin Yilmaz, Allison Lee, Keyana Zahiri and Emily Smither
Benjamin Franklin High School students Victoria Crouch (left), Allison Lee and Emily Smither
Benjamin Franklin High School students Rachel Carney (left) and Anandita Verma make lemon and potato clocks
Arise Academy students Chris Gettridge (left) and Joyia Phillips with teachers Lauen Richardson and Kathleen Stevens
Dr. Patrick Widhalm, Head of Benjamin Franklin High School
Dr. Prescott Deinger, Director of the Tulane Cancer Cetner and Co-Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Dr. Victoria Belancio, Associate Professor at Tulane University
Urooba Ahmed Fatima tunes in Islambad, Pakistan to talk about being a woman scientist in Pakistan

Special thanks to:

Photographer, Hope Mazzeno

Catering, Liberty's Kitchen

Location, Louisiana Cancer Research Center

Co-Host, From Student To Scientist