OCU established the 7th Special Award for Female Researcher Encouragement [Okamura Award] in 2014 to inspire and train the next generation of researchers. Its foundation is thanks to a donation by Chieko Okamura (graduated in 1950), who entered Osaka City University of Commerce as the first female student. From last year, the Support Office for Female Researchers has been managing it with the Educational Supporters Association.
Through encouraging continuous research by commending female researchers who are enthusiastically promoting gender equality by conducting excellent research and educational activities at our university, this award is training the next generation of female researchers for excellence.
After a strict selection process, the following three winners were selected this year.
7th Special Award for Female Researcher Encouragement [Okamura Award] Winners
Sachiko Hamano (Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics & Physics, Graduate School of Science)
[Postdoctoral Researcher Encouragement Award]
Rosa Mayta Palacios (Research Fellow at the Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Graduate School of Science)
[Graduate Student Encouragement Award]
Mai Isomi (3rd year doctoral student at the Dept. of Housing and Environmental Design, Graduate School of Human Life Science)
An Award Ceremony / Commemorative Lecture for related parties is scheduled for:
Sunday, December 24, 2020 (Thursday) 14: 30-16: 00, in the Large Conference Room on the 10th floor of the Media Center at the Sugimoto Campus.
On the day of the event, the winners will receive their awards and give a commemorative lecture. Participation will be online via Zoom. Please join us.
◆ Please click here for the Okamura Award page and past winners.