On 11 February 2021, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the 12 awardees of the IUPAC 2021 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
EuChemS is proud to see Dr Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, the Chair of the EuChemS Division of Chemical Education, as one of the awardees. On behalf of all of us at EuChemS, we congratulate Rachel Mamlok-Naaman on her award!
The IUPAC 2021 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards is an annual programme established in 2011. It aims to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists or chemical engineers worldwide. The awards will be given to the 12 winners during the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress to be held in August 2021.
You can read IUPAC’s announcement here.
Meet Dr Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
Dr Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, from the Israel Chemical Society, is currently the Chair of the EuChemS Division of Chemical Education. She is employed in the chemistry group at the Department of Science Teaching, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, where she served both as the head of the National Center for Chemistry Teachers (until present), and as the coordinator of the chemistry group at the Department of Science Teaching (until June 2016). Thus, her publications focus on the topics which are related to students’ learning and to teachers’ professional development. For her work on chemistry teachers’ professional development in Israel, she got the 2016 Maxine Singer Prize for outstanding scientists at the Weizmann Institute. She is the coordinator of chemistry teachers’ programs in the framework of the Rothschild-Weizmann MSc program for science teachers, and of projects in the framework of the European Union.