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Cuban Scientists Receive Kovalievskaia Award
According to Granma news daily, the award winners were Dr. Aurora Perez Martinez, from the Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics; Dr. Aurora Perez Gramatges, from the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences; and Dr. Mailin Alvarez Vera, from the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine.

During the ceremony, the President of the US-based Sofia Kovalievskaia Foundation, Ann Koblitz, congratulated the three specialists and talked about the budget cuts that have affected scientific research works in the United States amidst the current international economic crisis.

The Kovalievskaia Award aims at encouraging the presence and work of women in the sectors of technology and science in developing countries. In Cuba, it has been granted since 2003 biennially.

The candidates in Cuba are chosen by the Commission of Female Scientists at the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

Sofia Kovalievskaia was the first woman who obtained a doctorate in Mathematics in August 1874.


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