Supporting the next generation of Africa’s scientists

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Fourteen-year-old Michelle Atawa Mensah was declared winner of the 2023 Young Scientist Award at the 33rd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association held at the University of Ghana in Accra.

Mensah also won best young scientist in the Junior High School Category. Other winners were Kwesi Koranteng, Senior High School Category, and Ursula Azocha, Tertiary Category.

The Awards recognized and celebrated the achievements of young people passionate about science.

Ghana Science Association Scientific Coordinator Fordjour Dzotor said the award boosts the winners’ confidence and motivates them to continue their pursuit of science and make valuable contributions to their respective fields in Science or STEM. “By acknowledging and supporting young scientists, these awards contribute to the future of science and innovation. Encouraging talented individuals in the early stages of their education in Science or STEM will motivate them to pursue a career in Science or STEM in the future,” he said.

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