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 between The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation 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 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 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.
We're looking for girls who are juniors or seniors in high schools located in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Timeline and Application Instructions
TIMELINE for the 2018 Emmy Noether Award
For questions: Contact Us.
March 1, 2018:
All materials must be received by 12:00 noon CST.
Please make sure that your application form (includes two essays) and letter of recommendation are completed and submitted through our submission portals located at the top of this page: "Application Submission" and "Letter of Recommendation Submission".
Official transcripts and ACT scores are sent to:
March 19, 2018:
Semifinalists will be notified via email. Semifinalists will be asked to schedule a 15 minute interview with the selection committee on either March 23rd or March 24th.
March 23 and March 24, 2018:
Semifinalist interviews will be conducted at the Brown Foundation office in Metairie, Louisiana.
March 26, 2018:
Finalists will be notified via email.
April 21, 2018:
Awards Ceremony Event (all Semifinalists and Finalists invited to attend).
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS for the 2018 Emmy Noether Award
1. Download, complete and submit the 2018 ENA Application form:
In this form, you will be required to complete:
- Contact information
- General/Background information
- Two 500 word Essays:
1. What has been your most significant STEM research experience (at school, home or in a lab)?
2. How do you see STEM playing a role in your future?
Submit completed 2018 ENA Application form via submission tool below, "Application Submission".
2. Send your transcripts and official ACT scores:
Please ask your school counselor to send your high school transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org with file name:
Please send ACT scores to email@example.com with file name:
3. Have one Letter of Recommendation submitted on your behalf.
Please ask either (1) one of your high school teachers or (2) a mentor from a meaningful scientific research experience to write a
letter of recommendation. Only one letter of recommendation will be accepted.
Submit letter of recommendation via submission tool found below, "Letter of Recommendation Submission".
Inaugural Event Back to Top
In partnership with the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation and with assistance from the Salk Institute in California, From Student to Scientist launched a fellowship program called the Emmy Noether Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special thanks to:
Photographer, Hope Mazzeno
Catering, Liberty's Kitchen
Location, Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Co-Host, From Student To Scientist