“The National Science Foundation just announced the winner of the 2014 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest award it gives to a scientist or engineer under the age of 35. The winner is Feng Zhang, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute and Harvard. In addition to being a huge honor, the award comes with $1 million dollars of research funding. It’s a big deal. And, for that reason, I was concerned to see that, just like the previous 10 winners, this year’s winner was a man.”
She goes on to briefly discuss potential problems in both nomination and selection processes. I strongly encourage you to go over and read in full, it’s an important post with a good discussion in the comments.
When you are done, go and nominate a kickass woman scientist for a prize or award.