Distinguished Woman Scientist award for EBE Dean

12 Aug 2016 - 10:15

Professor Alison Lewis and Sibongiseni Gqebe

Congratulations to the Dean, Professor Alison Lewis who last night was awarded the DST’s Distinguished Woman Scientist – Research and Innovation award at the 2016 WISA awards ceremony held in Johannesburg. The awards recognise and reward excellence by woman scientists and researchers. The theme for the 2016 WISA was Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development, which is the 2016 priority theme for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Professor Lewis is also a finalist for the Standard Bank Top Women in Science award which is a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and innovation within the private and public sectors. The winners will be announced on 18 August.