IANAS Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize

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This prize takes the name of Anneke Levelt-Sengers, a distinguished Physicist, Member of the US-National Academy of Sciences and co-chair of the IAC advisory report “Women for Science” (http://www.interacademies.org/34743/Advisory-Panel), in recognition of her pioneering and inspiring work in front of the IANAS Women for Science Program (2010-2016), which aims to recognize the effort and talent of young scientists in the Americas.

Following the IANAS Call, and after a rigorous internal procedure, the Academies of Sciences from Bolivia, The Caribbean (CAS), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Uruguay sent their nominees.

The Selection Committee is formed by scientists appointed by the Academies not participating in the call and it has the difficult task to select one single winner. In 2012 Clarimar Camacho from Venezuela was the first awardee; in 2015 Lianet Manzonte from Cuba was the second recipient of this Prize and we are looking forward to announcing the winner for the 2018 IANAS-TWAS ROLAC Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize in February 2019.

This section is proud to present the Winners as well as the Participants of the IANAS Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize. 

Who is Anneke Levelt-Sengers?

Anneke was born in Amsterdam on March 4, 1929, as the eldest of 10 children. There was a strong scientific atmosphere in the family. Her father, Willem Levelt, had a Ph.D. in Chemistry and her mother, Josephine Berger, had a masters degree in physics, both from the University of Amsterdam. Nevertheless, her father had a tendency to consider science as specially suited for men. This did not discourage Anneke, but rather strengthened her desire to become a respectable scientist.


Nominees Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2018

 2018 1 Silvia    2018 2 Alexa    2018 3 Karina    2018 4 maria    2018 5 Heydi    2018 6 Denia   

2018 7 Jackeline    2018 8 Claudia     2018 9 Tania    2018 10 Sandra    2018 11 Carla    2018 12 Joanna   

2018 13 Yarimar


Recipient of the Prize and Nominees Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2016

2016 1 Winner Lianet     2016 2 Maldonado     2016 3 Nagarani     2016 4 Aida     2016 5 Carla     2016 6 Ninnette


Recipient of the Prize and Nominees Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2012

2012 1 Winner Clarimar    2012 2 Dominic    2012 3 Luz    2012 4 Carola    2012 5 Argelia