Chinese scientist wins UNSECO Women in Science award

Updated 2018-03-25 12:59:04

Chinese scientist Mee-Mann Chang.

Chinese scientist Mee-Mann Chang was honored with a 2018 L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award on Thursday in Paris, France.

The 82-year-old scientist was given the distinction for "her pioneering work on fossil records which led to insights on how aquatic vertebrates adapted to life and land," said the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

As a paleontologist, Chang described what a single fossil could tell her about an animal and how it evolved.

Chang said she was lucky because her mother encouraged her to study, rather than stay at home.

For all the young girls out there, Chang's advice to them is to follow their heart and persist in demonstrating your talent.

Chang is a professor at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences based in Beijing.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58April 23 2019 20:18:23

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16April 23 2019 20:18:23

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18April 23 2019 20:18:23

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords