Thomson Scientific Awards Roger K. Summit Scholarship to University College, London's Mehrnoush Mozaffarian
Philadelphia, PA USA–London UK, December 10, 2007 — Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has awarded the 2007 Roger K. Summit Scholarship for the Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa region to Mehrnoush Mozaffarian, a doctoral student from University College, London. The announcement was made at a special ceremony at the Online Information conference on December 6 in London.
The Roger K. Summit Scholarship is awarded twice annually, one each to a graduate student enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences program in the Americas and one in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Mozaffarian is working toward Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Library, Archive and Information Studies, focusing her research on a gender study of UK Academic Scientific Productivity. She conducted similar research while attending Azad University in Iran, where she earned a Master's Degree in Library & Information Sciences in 2006. Mozaffarian used ISI Web of KnowledgeSM to conduct her research and received the highest possible marks for her dissertation — the first person to earn that distinction.
The scholarship is named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval. The 2007 international scholarship award drew applicants from a number of countries, with the three finalists being from the UK, China and South Africa. Scholarship winners must demonstrate proficiency in using Dialog®, academic achievement, and interest in the field of electronic information services.
"We're pleased to award this year's scholarship to Mehrnoush," said Libby Trudell, senior vice president, market development. "She is an outstanding student doing important research, and has demonstrated her skill in using information services to achieve her goals. We are impressed with her passion for research."
In addition to her studies, Mozaffarian has work experience in the information field. As an information document controller at INPEX, a Japanese Oil company, she was responsible for classifying, cataloguing and distributing documents. Prior to that, she worked for Iran 's Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology as a database purchasing supervisor.
For more information about the Roger K. Summit scholarship, including past winners, visit http://gep.dialog.com/scholarship/.
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