mariette.jpgScientific American‘s first-ever female editor-in-chief, Mariette DiChristina, will be honored tonight by the National Organization of Italian American Women.

The group is recognizing DiChristina as one of their “Three Wise Women” of 2009 for her contributions to science journalism and her leadership abilities.

“I feel honored and grateful to receive this prestigious award from the National Organization of Italian American Women, whose inspiring mentoring work has benefited so many,” said DiChristina, who will receive her award at the organization’s annual Epiphany celebration in New York tonight.

DiChristina was named editor-in-chief of Scientific American last month, becoming the first woman to lead the pub in its 164-year history.

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