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Young female engineers who create added value for society with the findings of their dissertations can be nominated for the Bertha Benz Prize by their scientific institutions. This prize, which is endowed with a sum of 10,000 euros, is awarded annually and acknowledges pioneering spirit, courage, and visionary character in commemoration of Bertha Benz. Together with her two sons, the eminent name-giver of this prize undertook the first overland journey in an automobile built by Carl Benz in 1888. With her knowledge and technical understanding, she gave her husband lifelong support.