SENIOR SALON

It is my pleasure to introduce to you the 59 year old mother of three, Frances Arnold, who is the first woman to win The Millennium Technology Prize.

The following is from MILLENNIUM:
Interview with the winner of the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize

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Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold is the winner of the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize.

Frances Arnold promotes the green revolution and wants to offer a strong role model for women in engineering.
On Tuesday, 24 May 2016, Technology Academy Finland (TAF) awarded the one-million-euro Millennium Technology Prize to American biochemist Frances Arnold. Arnold’s pioneering innovation, directed evolution, mimics natural selection in the laboratory, enabling the production of new types of proteins that offer benefits for many sectors of the industry – and is often less expensive, more efficient and greener that earlier methods.

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THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY – WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Marie Curie: Physicist and Chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize twice for her work in radioactivity:

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

Tomorrow it will be my pleasure to introduce you to Frances Arnold, the first woman to win the Millennium Technology Prize.

FRANCES QUOTE