Dr Gina Ziervogel, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT, has just won the Distinguished Young Women Researcher Award at the recent Department of Science and Technology's 2015 Women in Science Awards (WISA) 2015.
The Women in Science Awards were founded by the Department of Science and Technology in 2003 as an means of rewarding and recognising women in the sciences. The theme for WISA 2015 was 'Science for a sustainable future' with the goal of addressing extreme poverty and ensuring basic human rights in health, education, shelter adn security.
At the recent Department of Science and Technology's recent 2015 Women in Science Awards, Muneebah Adams, from the Department of Chemistry, won a Fellowship Award.
Dr Björn Backeberg, Oceanographic researcher and co-director of the Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research in the Department of Oceanography at UCT, was recently named one of the Mail & Guardian's top 200 young South Africans for 2015.
Paleoanthropolgist Lauren Schroder, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology at UCT was recently selected as one of the Mail & Guardian's 200 young South African's for 2015.