Emmy Noether Awards Event
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.
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.
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.