Awards

  • UNESCO King Sejong International Literacy Prize 2017
  • We Love Reading: Refugee-led Reading Circle, Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative 2017 Pearson, UNHCR and Save the children 2017
  • Runner up for the Core77 design awards for social impact 2017
  • Aspen Ideas Festival 1 scholar 2017
  • Harvard Radcliff Fellowship award 2017
  • World HRD Congress Women Super Achiever Award
  • on the list of 500 most influential Muslims 2015, 2016, 2017
  • PEER Award 2014 for the project “The Three Circles of Alemat,” PI, NSF/USAID, 2014-2017
  • The inaugural IIE Global Changemaker Award in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright 2016
  • The Stars Award for Impact 2015
  • The Arab Women Association golden Award 2015
  • Top idea in the IDEO challenge 2015
  • Honored by his Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan as a woman leader 2015
  • ranked 12 in CEO Middle East magazines list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015
  • ranked 13 in CEO Middle East magazines list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2014
  • 50 Most Talented Social Innovators 2015 at the World CSR Congress
  • Women in Science hall of fame 2015 US embassy Ammans Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office for the Middle East
  • PEER Award 2014 for the project “cThe Three Circles of Alemat” NSF/USAID
  • Order of Al Hussein for Distinguished Contributions of the Second Class. Granted to "those who have made distinguished contributions to society"
  • Winner for the WISE Award 2014
  • Eisenhower Fellowship innovative program 2014
  • selected as one of the 100 most powerful Arabs in the World 2014 in the category “geniuses” by Arabian Business magazine
  • Named one of the list of GOOD 2014
  • Named one of the most influential women scientist of the Islamic world 2014 by UK based Muslim Science magazine
  • Named Citizen of the Next Century List for 2013
  • Fulbright Occasional Lecture Award Spring 2013
  • Fulbright Research Scholarship first place, 2012-2013 Research at Yale University Stem cells and micro RNA
  • Featured in the Innovation for education book by Charles Leadbeater, WISE Qatar Foundation, 2012
  • Finalist for the “women in academia network” for the Alumni Engagement innovation fund by the State alumni
  • Nominated by the Hashemite University for the “Women in Science” award offered by the Islamic Development Bank (2011)
  • Complimentary membership to the Clinton Global Initiative 2010
  • Awarded the 2009 Arab world social innovator award by Synergos for the project "we love reading"
  • Nominated as one of Ahel Al- himmeh. An initiative by Queen Rania of Jordan to recognize individuals from the Jordan community who do volunteer work for the community and have made a difference
  • the King Hussein Cancer Institute for cancer and biotechnology award 2009
  • Fulbright Alumni Development Awards (ADA) 2008
  • Fulbright Scholar 2000-2002
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute predoctoral award - honorary mention
    2001