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 2023 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 2023 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 Electrification.
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.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) brings together Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
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The term “electrification” means converting the way a machine or system operates to the use of electrical power. It has been acclaimed as a key pathway to combatting climate change. Electrification replaces technologies that use fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) with technologies that use electricity as a source of energy and it helps reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from transportation, building, and industrial sectors, which accounts for majority of greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing emissions from these sectors is critical to decarbonizing the economy and, ultimately, mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Electrification is happening all around us through distributed renewable energy systems that can provide fast backup power during natural calamities, making the energy system more resilient.
Electrification of communities leveraging renewable energy can provide electricity access for all, while reducing electricity costs for consumers. Decarbonized and decentralized power generation systems that do not require pricey, massive and logistically challenging transmission networks in remote terrains would further the goal of total electrification particularly in rural communities. Decentralized solar energy solutions are increasingly considered for bringing reliable electricity to communities, especially in climate vulnerable areas. Similarly, the increase in electric vehicle manufacturing is another example of the rise of electrification. In 2021, many leading auto manufacturers have already made significant commitments to producing electric vehicles that will substantially alter their portfolio of cars on the market. Safe adoption and use of electrification will transform societies while reducing the impacts of climate change!
Current & Past Finalists
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
Recent Honorable Mentions:
Current and Past National Finalists:
Mid Career Scientist Category
Senior Scientist Category
In order to participate in this Prize, applicants must meet all of the following criteria. An applicant must be a / an: Academician / researcher / innovator / technologist / expert / practitioner / activist in this year’s theme of Electrification.
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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