We congratulate CASHP post-doctoral scientist Erin Marie Williams (M.A. Anth 2007, Ph.D. HomPal 2011) on winning the 2012 L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science award. Dr. Williams will be able to study early hominin decision-making through their choice of tool-making materials. She and four other awardees will receive up to $60,000 for their postdoctoral research. This honor is awarded to bring recognition to female scientists working in the U.S. in science and to establish them as role models for young women in science.
National Geographic published an article about the award and the five fellows: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/09/15/researchers-examining-critical-world-issues-receive-loreal-fellowships-for-women-in-science/
More information about the award can be found at: http://www.lorealusa.com/_en/_us/index.aspx?direct1=00008&direct2=00008/00001