Posted: Thu, January 24, 2013
Rachel Armstrong, a “Distinguished Scholar” at Transhumanity.net - was selected one of the “Top 9 Most Inspiring Women of 2012” by the website chipchicks.com.
She was chosen #6 in the rankings, behind #1 Pussy Riot, #2 Malala Yousafzai, #3 Beyonce Knowles, #4 Sarah Wood (CEO Unruly Media), and #5 Tara Hunt (Entrepreneur). She precedes # 7 Zaha Hadid (architect), #8) Renee Kuriyan Wittemyer (Intel Director of Social Impact) and #9 Danielle N Lee (DNLee) (Biologist and Blogger).
ChipChicks.com defined Ms. Armstrong as a “a trained architect AND a synthetic biologist” and praised her as
”a great role model for both women and men worldwide… co-director of Avatar, a research group which explores how advanced technology can be used in architecture… in February 2012 she published a Kindle Single book in conjunction with TED publications called Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives. The book currently sits at number six in the… Biotechnology category… Armstrong regularly speaks at conferences and thinktanks, and was a ‘champion speaker’ at the EcoBuild conference, an event dedicated to sustainable design, construction and environment.”
We congratulate Rachel Armstrong for this highly-deserved recognition of her work.
To read her essays on our site, click HERE.