American Museum of Natural History, NYC
The big whale room (as it's fondly referred to...) inside the Big Apple's colossal American Museum of Natural History was the perfect venue for a reception honoring five women who are a lot smarter/focused than your average human, a lot glammier (that evening), and more funded dollar wise-up to $60,000-as the select winners of the annual L'Oréal USA Fellowships honoring post-Doctorate women in science.
In it's 10th year, these fellowships, part of the global L'Oreál and UNESCO Women In Science Program- are competitively given to the brightest and most promising women engaged in research- in what is known as STEM fields of study (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
And this year's select group deservedly got the honors for almost beyond comprehension research projects-that all have practical implications for the day to day of 21st century living.
In a good way-ranging from improved solar energy capabilities-to potential effective, biologically derived, treatments for auto-immune diseases.
|Dr. Shirley Malcolm - Head of Directorate of Education and Human Resource Program with American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS.) introduced the 5 winners-an impressive feat considering 350 candidates were reviewed. With Frédéric Rozé President and CEO, L'Oréal USA.|
|Arpita Bose work on biologically derived sources of fuel (we think) cited "love at first sight" after seeing bacteria under a microscope in 9th grade.|