American Geophysical Union Honors Ethiopian Melessew Nigussie with “Africa Awards for Research Excellence in Space Science”


Melessew Nigussie, PhD, Ethiopian researcher at Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory of Bahir Dar University (BDU), is one of the recipients AGU’s awards for this year.

WASHINGTON, DC (Semonegna.com)—The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has selected its 2017 class of medalists, awardees, and prize recipients. Twenty-nine individuals are recognized this year for their dedication to science for the benefit of humanity and their achievements in Earth and space science.

The recipients represent many areas of Earth and space science and come from a variety of backgrounds including early career researchers, climate scientists, data scientists, and journalists. Their passion, vision, creativity, and leadership have helped to expand scientific understanding, pave the way to new research directions, and have made Earth and space science accessible, relevant, and inspiring to audiences across the scientific community and general public. The honorees will be recognized during the Honors Tribute at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, in New Orleans.

Melessew Nigussie, PhD, Ethiopian researcher at Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory of Bahir Dar University (BDU), is one of the recipients AGU’s awards for this year. Dr. Melessew was awarded “Africa Awards for Research Excellence in Space Science,” which is given annually to an early career scientist from the African continent in recognition of “completing significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in space science.” You can read here what benefits the award includes by clicking here.

“This year’s awardees exemplify AGU’s commitment to advancing excellence and rigor in scientific research, education, and communication,” said Eric Davidson, AGU President. “I offer my congratulations and thanks to this esteemed group of individuals who are making the world a better place through their devotion to scientific discovery and outreach.”

The list of twenty-nine individuals who are celebrated for their contribution to science and society can be found by clicking here.

Source: AGU
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