Daniela Ushizima, a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among 25 female scientists recently honored by 3M for innovative research that has addressed key societal challenges and brought light to the need for greater gender equity in the science community and beyond.
The “25 Women in Science in Latin America” awards were presented by 3M Latin America on February 11 via a virtual ceremony that coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. More than 1,000 specialists in STEM applied for the award, and each project was reviewed by a jury of specialists and professionals. The submissions were evaluated on the innovation of the proposals, importance of the problem solved, scalability, and impact on the community. Ushizima was one of six winners representing Brazil; the other honorees came from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay.