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Neuroscientist Azahara Oliva receives the Suffrage Science Award

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 2, 2024
Neuroscientist Azahara Oliva receives the Suffrage Science Award

Azahara Oliva, an assistant professor of neurobiology and behavior in the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the international Suffrage Science Award for Life Sciences in 2024. The award, launched on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, aims to create a cohort of talented individuals who can encourage others to pursue careers in science and achieve leadership roles, according to the prize committee.

The award is given in three categories: life sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and mathematics and computing. The nine winners were recognized at an event on March 7 at the University of Oxford and received heirloom jewelry pieces designed with the traditional suffragette colors of green, violet, and white. The jewelry, crafted by master jeweler Martin Baker based on designs by students at art and design college Central Saint Martins-UAL, is meant to be worn by the awardees for two years.

Oliva expressed joy in generating new knowledge as a scientist and acknowledged the challenges faced by individuals on their scientific journey. She stated her readiness to support and uplift others to help them stay focused and not get distracted by external noise. Oliva emphasized the importance of retaining the next generation of women in STEM fields, highlighting the immense talent that could be lost if not properly supported. She expressed her honor in being part of the Suffrage Network and its mission of fostering diversity and inclusivity in STEM.

For the full story, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

By Samantha Johnson

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