On July 14th Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef was recognized as the U.S. APEC ASPIRE nominee, and received the U.S prize from John Holdren, the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) is an annual award sponsored by Wiley and Elsevier, which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.
The theme this year selected by Peru, is “Technologies for Food Security” and Inbal was selected by the U.S. State Department as the U.S. nominee. She received the U.S award at a round table event hosted by the OSTP at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the Whitehouse Complex. At the event, Inbal's research and work on Satellite Monitoring of Global Agriculture, her contribution to the G20 GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM ) initiative, her work with the Agricultural Market Information System and her collaborations within the Asia Pacific region were highlighted. The winner of the international competition will be recognized at an award ceremony during the Eighth APEC Policy Partnership for Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) Meeting in Lima, Peru scheduled for August 2016.
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APEC ASPIRE 2016 Nominees: http://www.apec.org/aspire/aspire2016/2016ASPIREnominees.aspx