China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) announced the winners of the 15th China Youth Science and Technology Awards (CYSTA) in Beijing on December 14.
A total of 24 distinguished female scientists were nominated at the ceremony.
Among those named, Fu Qiaomei, a researcher at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Yang Li, a professor from Peking University First Hospital; and, Wu Xiaohong, a professor from Harbin Institute of Technology, were given special awards.
The 24 winners were distributed in various disciplines such as science, engineering, agriculture and medicine.
Of the awardees, four have won titles at previous events including: Professor Yang; Lu Yanli, a researcher at the Maize Research Institute of Sichuan Agricultural University; Pan Xiulian, a researcher of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of CAS; Tao Xiaoming, an associate professor of electronic engineering at Tsinghua University.
The event was established in 1987, and is jointly sponsored by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the CAST, and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League for young scientists and technicians across the country.
It aims to cultivate strategic and technological talents and leading personnel in science and technology with international standards. The award is held every two years and features 100 winners.
The event has been welcomed by a large number of young sci-tech workers. Some of the winners have become academic leaders in various disciplines, and many have embarked on scientific and technological work, as well as management in leadership positions, say organizers.
(Source: Cnwomen.cn/ Translated and edited by Women of China)