Three women scientists in Brazil have been recognized with the 2019 C&EN/CAS Awards for Brazilian Women in Chemistry and Related Sciences. The awards aim to promote gender equality in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Brazil, as well as to develop a more advanced perspective in understanding the impact of diversity on scientific research and the field of chemistry.

The awards are sponsored by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, and Chemical & Engineering News, with support from the Brazilian Chemical Society and ACS. The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) hosted the awards. Each winner receives a $2,000 cash award, a SciFinder ID valid for 3 years, free ACS membership for 3 years, and an award certificate. The award ceremony took place in São Paulo Oct. 16.

“This award recognizes the contribution of women to the chemical sciences in Brazil. Brazil is a powerhouse of talent in the chemical sciences, and these three women scientists are some of the best examples of that,” says Bibiana Campos Seijo, editor in chief of C&EN and vice president of C&EN Media Group.

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