• Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022

    2022 Theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety

  • Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022

    2022 Theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety

  • Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022

    2022 Theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety

  • Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022

  • Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022

the Science Prize

The United States Government, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories, aims to strengthen ASEAN science and technology capacity and gender equality through an annual Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women (“Prize”). The 2022 Prize will provide promising, ASEAN-national, Mid-career and Senior female scientists with recognition awards from ASEAN and the United States government and Underwriters Laboratories for their academic and professional achievements.

The 2022 Prize will emphasize the role of female scientists who have used their work to improve the society in sustainable ways and have acted as role models for other women learning, working in, and pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, the Prize focuses on the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety.

Along with recognition for their achievements, the winners are eligible to receive a cash award of $12,500 each for both the Senior Scientist and the Mid-career Scientist categories. Additionally, the runner-up finalists in each category will receive an honorable mention and $5,000.

About Us

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ASEAN

ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) brings together Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam 

USAID

USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful and prosperous world.

UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES

UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES

Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL public safety mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety

An aging population and growing global health threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate strengthening of the health ecosystem in ASEAN, including the health facilities, human resources in the health sector, and the delivery system of the medical treatments to the customers. Artificial intelligence (AI) can play an important role in delivering better and more affordable healthcare services to over 660 million inhabitants of ASEAN. In addition to healthcare, safety-critical AI is being used in a variety of industries, including chemical and process control, maintenance and predictive analytics, and smart home applications. Robust and trustworthy AI systems are critical to the physical safety and security of people.

The use of AI in Southeast Asia is still nascent.[1] Strengthening the region’s AI ecosystem, data governance, and infrastructure, as well as addressing regulations that inhibit AI development could increase the adoption of AI. Further, thorough research is needed not only to advance cutting edge AI technology in areas such as healthcare and workplace safety, but to ensure the responsible application of AI. Through these efforts, enabling greater use of AI could improve the health and safety of millions of people and support COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

Against this backdrop, the 2022 Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women will focus on AI in health and safety, including the use of AI to bring about positive health or safety outcomes. The prize contest is open to female applicants in two categories (Mid-career and Senior Scientists) who are engaged in research related to AI in health or safety in the region and who may serve as role models for other women working in and pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Applications are welcome from researchers or lecturers in universities or research institutes as well as from scientists/researchers/experts/technologists/innovators from governmental bodies and private sector or even any environmental activists from Civil Society Organizations (CSO) or Non-Government Organizations (NGO).


[1] https://www.kearney.com/digital/article/?/a/racing-toward-the-future-artificial-intelligence-in-southeast-asia

Current & Past Finalists

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Recent Winners:

Dr. Neni Sintawardani (Senior Scientist Category)Indonesia – Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 Winner
Dr. Li Hongying (Mid-career Scientist Category)Singapore – Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 Winner

Dr. Yoke Fun Chan – Malaysia – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 Winner

Dr. Yan Zhou – Singapore – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2019 Winner

Dr. Gay Jane Perez – Philippines – ASEAN US Science Prize for Women 2018 Winner

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep – Vietnam – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2017 Winner

Dr. Worajit Setthapun – Thailand – ASEAN – US Science Prize for Women 2016 Winner

Recent Honorable Mentions:

Dr. Seinn Lei Aye (Senior Scientist Category) – Myanmar – Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 – Honorable Mention 2021

Dr. Aduwati Sali (Mid-career Scientist Category) – Malaysia – Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 – Honorable Mention 2021

Dr. Shefaly Shorey – Singapore – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 – Honorable Mention 2020

Dr. Mary Donnabelle Balela – Philippines – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women – Honorable Mention 2019

Dr. Samsuzana Abd Aziz – Malaysia – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women – Honorable Mention 2018

Dr. Chong Mei Fong – Malaysia – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women – Honorable Mention 2017

Dr. Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi – Malaysia – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women – Honorable Mention 2016

Current and Past National Finalists:

2021

Mid Career Scientist Category 

Dr. Wida Susanty Haji Suhaili – Brunei Darussalam – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. HEU Rina – Cambodia – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Aduwati Sali – Malaysia – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist 

Dr. Chit Wityi Oo – Myanmar – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Mylene Cayetano – Philippines – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Li Hongying – Singapore – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Sumana Ratpukdi – Thailand – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Hoang Thi Dong Quy – Vietnam – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Senior Scientist Category

Dr. Neni Sintawardani – Indonesia – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim – Malaysia – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Seinn Lei Aye – Myanmar – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Benilda Ebarvia – Philippines – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

Dr. Uma Seeboonruang – Thailand – Underwriters Laboratories – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 National Finalist

2020

Dr. Wida Susanty Haji Suhaili – Brunei Darussalam – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Chantol Peng – Cambodia – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Nova Riyanti Yusuf – Indonesia  ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Phonethipsavanh Nouanthong – Lao PDR – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Ther Wint Aung – Myanmar – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Maria Ruth B Pineda-Cortel – Philippines – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Thanyanan Reungwetwattana – Thailand – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Tran Thi Thanh Huyen – Vietnam – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 National Finalist

2019

Dr. Sri Suhartini – Indonesia – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2019 National Finalist

Dr. Phetnakhone Xaixongdeth – Lao PDR – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2019 National Finalist

Dr. Suriani Abu Bakar – Malaysia – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2019 National Finalist

Dr. Moe Thanda Kyi – Myanmar – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2019 National Finalist

Dr. Ngoc Lieu Le – Vietnam – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2019 National Finalist

Until 2018

Dr. Janice Lee – Singapore – ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2018 National Finalist 2018

Dr. Fitriya N. Dewi – Indonesia – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women – National Finalist 2017

Dr. Reasmey Tan – Cambodia – ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women National Finalist 2016

Rules

  • The prize administrators may cancel solicitation and not award The prize administrators may reject any or all responses received Issuance of solicitation does not constitute an award commitment The Prize administrators reserve the right to disqualify any application based on a candidate’s failure to follow solicitation instructions The Prize administrators will not compensate applicants for […]

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  • Press Releases The U.S. Mission to ASEAN Press Release and ASEAN Press Release for the Launch of the Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN -U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022. ASEAN Press Release and US Mission to ASEAN Press Release Winner of the ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 Announced National Finalists of the ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize […]

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  • Review process for the two categories consists of four stages which are set below. Stage 1 – Screening for eligibility Stage 2 – Selection of the National Finalists for each category Stage 3 – Selection of the two Regional Finalists for each category Stage 4 – Selection of winner for each category Stage 1 – […]

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