Emmy Noether Awards Event

2018 Emmy Noether Awards Event Highlights

Emmy Noether Scholar Alexis LaRosa and her family were the first guests to arrive!
Emmy Noether Scholar Alexis LaRosa and her family were the first guests to arrive!
Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers Steve Cook and Sam Salkheld pose with silver medalist Rebekah Travis.
Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers Steve Cook and Sam Salkheld pose with silver medalist Rebekah Travis.
From Student to Scientist
From Student to Scientist
Brown Foundation President David Spencer
Brown Foundation President David Spencer
Brown Foundation Board Secretary Edwin K. Hunter delivers key note address.
Brown Foundation Board Secretary Edwin K. Hunter delivers key note address.
2017 First year gold medalist Hailey Rowbatham speaks to audience.
2017 First year gold medalist Hailey Rowbatham speaks to audience.
Board President E.F. Hunter, III welcomes attendees.
Board President E.F. Hunter, III welcomes attendees.
Board President E.F. Hunter, III welcomes attendees.
Board President E.F. Hunter, III welcomes attendees.
Staffer Jonathan Baynham introduces the finalists
Staffer Jonathan Baynham introduces the finalists
Board President E.F. Hunter, III recognizes Mariza Francis, Emmy Noether Award Scholar
Board President E.F. Hunter, III recognizes Mariza Francis, Emmy Noether Award Scholar
Nameera Islam accepts Emmy Noether Award Scholar Certificate from
Nameera Islam accepts Emmy Noether Award Scholar Certificate from
Alexis LaRosa with Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Alexis LaRosa with Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Amaris Lewis and Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Amaris Lewis and Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Gold Medal Winner Grayce Mores and Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Gold Medal Winner Grayce Mores and Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Gold Medal Winner Grayce Mores and Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Gold Medal Winner Grayce Mores and Board President E.F. Hunter, III
Emmy Noether Award judges from left to right: Tamika Duplessis, Ph.D., Victoria Belancio, Ph.D., Kristi Trail, PE, CHMM, and Jean Jacob, Ph.D.
Emmy Noether Award judges from left to right: Tamika Duplessis, Ph.D., Victoria Belancio, Ph.D., Kristi Trail, PE, CHMM, and Jean Jacob, Ph.D.

 

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.

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.

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