For Greene County News
WILBERFORCE — Central State University Geology Professor Dr. DeBonne Wishart was given an award to attend the Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.
Wishart, a hydrogeophysicist, is one of four STEM female faculty selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to receive the travel award. The goal is to help the four faculty and researchers initiate new perspectives in their research and connect with global STEM stakeholders so they can expand their work on the International level.
Wishart is an associate professor in water resources management.
The purpose of the Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific 2015 is to introduce research evidence on the benefits of addressing gender issues in science and technology to improve the quality of research and innovation. The conference is Aug. 26-28 and is organized by the National Research Foundation; the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning and Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology.