UK Honours Guatemalan Scientist for Achievements

Maria Isabel Amorín was awarded the 2024 Chevening Alumni of the Year for her remarkable contributions to projects with a sustainable development focus. She received the award in London with other prominent alumni.

Maria's mission of creating a circular economy around seafood waste and wastewater treatment demonstrates her commitment to addressing environmental challenges. She studied a MSc in Material Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh (2020) under the Chevening Scholarships Programme.

Recognized by institutions like the University of Edinburgh and the US Department of State, Maria's innovative technology achieved remarkable results, with her startup winning accolades in pitch competitions and accelerator programs for its sustainable solutions.

Chevening is the UK Government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master's degree in any subject at any UK university.

Find more information here: Chevening Guatemala

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