In commemoration of the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Ghana, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) unveiled the Young Scientist Award Competition specifically to honor young and dynamic scientists who hold tremendous promise for scholarly achievement in Ghana. Three (3) Young Scientist awardees from Ghana have been competitively selected from four award categories (see Table I below) after extensive reviews by a team of technical experts in the specified fields. One category was exclusively reserved for women scientists.
The competitive selection of the RUFORUM Young Scientist Award 2019 was based on the award categories shown in Table I below.
Table 1: Award Categories
|WOMEN IN SCIENCE||To recognize Ghana’s most promising women researchers who have demonstrated excellence in a scientific field. Female applicants only.|
|AGRICULTURE, PLANT SCIENCES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT||To recognize Ghana’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of AGRICULTURE AND RELATED SCIENCES and are committed to developing sustainable models that help in increasing food and nutrition security and improving the quality of life of people living in rural areas.|
|ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT||To recognize Ghana’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of EARTH, ECOSYSTEM, ENVIRONMENTAL and ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, OCEANOGRAPHIC, and SOCIAL SCIENCES and are contributing to protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources.|
|INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES||To recognize Ghana’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of CHEMISTRY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, and PHYSICS, and are harnessing it to drive a disruptive and sustainable growth, with a potential for high industrial and/or societal impact.|
All the nominated applicants were reviewed by three independent evaluators and the top three selected for the awards. RUFORUM is pleased to announce the three winners (see Table II below) who will receive their award prizes in the morning of 6th December 2019 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
RUFORUM congratulates the award winners and extends its appreciation to all applicants for responding to the RUFORUM Young Scientists Award 2019. We also thank the reviewers for their help with the selection process.
Table II: Three (3) winners of the RUFORUM Young Scientists Award 2019
|1||Dr. Stephen Edward Moore||University of Cape Coast||Male||Ghana||79.7|
|2||Dr. Dickson Adom||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology||Male||Ghana||76.7|
|3||Dr. Shadrack Kwadwo Amponsah||CSIR-Crops Research Institute||Male||Ghana||75.0|
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