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Remember UAB associate professor, Sarah Parcak, Ph. D., otherwise known as the 21st-century Indiana Jones? From becoming one of the nation’s top innovators to winning the Smithsonian’s 2016 American Ingenuity Award, Dr. Parcak has consistently proven herself to be an inspirational figure not only in the UAB community but the world. This amazing woman just added another impressive title to her many accomplishments.
This year’s Foreign Policy Magazine has named Dr. Parcak as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016. The list includes a variety of leaders, advocates, innovators, artists, government officials and visionaries.
The list is based on the individual’s contributions that are positive advancements that can help change the world. Chosen as an innovator, Parcak was one of only seven that the editors felt asked the question: What does the world need next?
Here’s what the FP Global Thinkers had to say about her work:
“Like never before, global development and war are pushing archaeologists into a race against time — so much so that Sarah Parcak is revolutionizing the already-modern field of space archaeology… However, there aren’t enough archaeologists to study the world’s surface before parts of it disappear. Now Parcak is recruiting her own citizen army for the research.
Parcak was chosen amongst Justin Trudeau, Hilary Clinton as well as Mark Zuckerburg.
UAB is lucky to have such an inspirational, innovative leader.