Emmy Noether Awards Event

 
2019 Emmy Noether Awards Event Highlights
Keynote speaker, Melissa Baustian, Ph.D. from The Water Institute of the Gulf and Ronald P. Spencer, MD
Keynote speaker, Melissa Baustian, Ph.D. from The Water Institute of the Gulf and Ronald P. Spencer, MD
Melinda Bourgeois, James Gray, Ph.D. and Calvin Mackie, Ph.D.
Melinda Bourgeois, James Gray, Ph.D. and Calvin Mackie, Ph.D.
Melissa Baustian, Ph.D. addressing the audience
Melissa Baustian, Ph.D. addressing the audience
E.F. Hunter III and 2019 silver medalist Shivani Patel
E.F. Hunter III and 2019 silver medalist Shivani Patel
E.F. Hunter III delivers closing remarks
E.F. Hunter III delivers closing remarks.
Gold Medalists with Board
From Left to right: E.F. Hunter III, President; Hailey Rowbotham, 2017 gold medalist; Grayce Mores, 2018 gold medalist; Amaris Lewis 2019 gold medalist and David B. Spencer, Board Chairman
Gold Medalists
Gold Medalists: Hailey Rowbotham (2017), Grayce Mores (2018) and Amaris Lewis (2019)
2019 Silver Medalists
2019 Silver Medalists: Casey Tonnies and Shivani Patel
2019 Judges
Emmy Noether Award judges: Kristi Trail, P.E., Jean Jacob, Ph.D., Cathie Smith, Victoria Belancio, Ph.D., and Tamika Duplessis, Ph.D.
All Scholars
2019 Emmy Noether Scholars from left to right: Taylor Collins, Alexis LaRosa, Shivani Patel, Amaris Lewis, Casey Tonnies, and Anna Champ – missing from photo: Catherine Rutledge, Victoria Gong and Brenna Robinson
E.F. Hunter III and silver medalist Casey Tonnies
E.F. Hunter III and silver medalist Casey Tonnies
E.F. Hunter III and gold medalist Amaris Lewis
E.F. Hunter III and gold medalist Amaris Lewis

 

2017 Inaugural Event Highlights
Students and Scientists:
A Celebration of the Inaugural Year of From Student to Scientist and The Emmy Noether Awards

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

As high school seniors, Madison Smither and Ilaria Simeone (pictured above) began From Student to Scientist and partnered with the Brown Foundation to begin The Emmy Noether Awards and Emmy Noether Scholars. The Emmy Noether Scholars are a network of young female scientists that will continue to grow over the years to provide network and collaboration.

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

A Little Background – What was the motivation? Brown focuses on reducing human suffering and sponsors many programs to ameliorate human suffering, but its trustees believe that science, technology, engineering and (yes) mathematics have the potential of virtually ending it. They believe pulling more women into these great enterprises offers one of the best routes to accelerating discovery and moving humanity forward.  From its gender-neutral viewpoint: It is not what STEM can do for women.  Its what women can do for STEM… and humanity.