Students Receive Sustainability Innovation Award for Outstanding Research Projects


Outstanding performers in the Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award program stand with some of the program supporters at the awards ceremony.

Groundbreaking work by top Brazilian master’s and doctoral students was featured at the Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) ceremony Nov. 11 on the campus of the University of São Paulo.

The annual SISCA program rewards research at 17 universities worldwide, with the goal of driving solutions to global challenges and supporting students who can go on to be leaders in sustainability.

The winning Brazilian project, selected from among 80 entries, was “Using Spectroscopic Techniques in the Study and Characterization of Diseases in Citrus: HLB (Greening) and Citrus Canker,” by Anielle Coelho Ranulfi, a student at the Physics Institute in São Carlos. Five other top projects also were presented at the  event, which included Dow executives and professors.

“I'm honored to receive this award and feel thoroughly motivated to continue working with science to seek innovative solutions that will contribute to addressing the needs of the world and, at the same time, solve the current challenges related to sustainability, as well as fulfill the long-term commitment that guides Dow and its projects," Anielle stated.