Sarah Ballard, MKI’s newly arrived MIT Torres Postdoctoral Fellow, has been awarded a fellowship in the 2015 L’Oréal For Women in Science program. She is one of only 5 recipients from all fields of science nationwide, and will visit the White House and Capitol Hill next week to meet with lawmakers and receive this extraordinary award.
L’Oréal USA Press Release
NEW YORK – October 13, 2015 – L’Oréal USA today announces the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship, which honors female scientists at critical stages of their career with $60,000 fellowships to advance their postdoctoral research. Celebrating its twelfth year in the U.S., the L’Oréal For Women in Science program has awarded 60 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $3 million in grants. The announcement is being made in conjunction with Ada Lovelace Day – an annual event aimed at raising the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The five fellows exemplify the broad range of research women in STEM are pursuing across the country: Sarah Ballard, a postdoctoral fellow in exoplanetary astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Julie Meyer, a postdoctoral scientist in marine microbiology at the University of Florida; Sarah Richardson, a postdoctoral fellow in synthetic biology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and at the University of California, Berkeley; Claire Robertson, a postdoctoral scientist in cancer bioengineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; and, Ming Yi, a postdoctoral scientist in condensed matter physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
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