Mansoura University's Sanaa El-Sayed Wins Top American Association of University Women Award

Mansoura University's Sanaa El-Sayed Wins Top American Association of University Women Award

Sanaa El-Sayed's Groundbreaking Work on Vertebrate Fossils in Egypt and the Middle East Earns International Recognition

 Sanaa El-Sayed, an assistant lecturer at Mansoura University's Department of Geology in the Faculty of Science, has been awarded the prestigious American Association of University Women's Award for 2023. This award recognizes Sanaa's outstanding contributions to the field of vertebrate paleontology, specifically her groundbreaking research on vertebrate fossils in Egypt and the Middle East.

Sanaa is a member of the "Salam Lab" scientific team, led by Prof. Hesham Sallam, who founded the Mansoura University Center for Vertebrate Paleontology. Her research has been published in more than 10 peer-reviewed research papers in top international scientific journals and has been presented at over 30 international and local conferences. She has also been involved in several grant arbitrations for the National Geographic Authority and the International Vertebrate Paleontology Society.

Sanaa's achievements go beyond her research. She has been honored by the President of Egypt at the National Conference for Scientific Research and Unleashing the Egyptians' Potential Abilities for the year 2018. She has also received scholarships from the American Fulbright Commission and the Egyptian government to pursue a PhD at the University of Michigan, where she is currently on scholarship. Sanaa was part of the team that discovered Mansourasaurus, which was recognized by the Egyptian Presidency and the Ministry of Higher Education, as well as many local and international organizations and bodies. She has also reached the final stage of the L'Oréal grant, which is affiliated with UNESCO for Women in Science.

Sanaa's recognition by the American Association of University Women highlights her exceptional achievements in the field of vertebrate paleontology and her contributions to scientific research. Congratulations to Sanaa El-Sayed on this well-deserved honor.


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