Supporting “STEM for BRITAIN 2023” at the UK Houses of Parliament

28 February 2023

The Isaac Newton Institute will once again be supporting the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee’s STEM for BRITAIN exhibition at the UK Houses of Parliament, which this year takes place on Monday 6 March.

STEM for BRITAIN, a poster competition in the House of Commons, involves approximately 120 early stage or early career researchers and is judged by professional and academic experts.  All presenters are entered into either the engineering, the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, the physical sciences session, or the mathematics session, depending on the researcher’s specialism.

Each session will result in the award of Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates. There will also be an overall winner from the four sessions who will receive the Westminster Wharton Medal. As part of our support, the INI communications team are working with the finalists’ home institutions to help raise awareness of this inspiring event. Amongst those we are helping to celebrate (pictured below) are:

  • Lauren Ansell (Plymouth)
  • Oliver Bond (Oxford)
  • Raiha Browning (Warwick)
  • Ged Corob Cook (Lincoln)
  • Alex Diana (Kent)
  • Sean Edwards (Liverpool)
  • Martina Favero (Warwick)
  • Laura Marcela Guzman Rincon (Warwick)
  • Christopher Hickey (Arup)
  • Vasiliki Koutra (KCL)
  • Lanxin Li (Glasgow)
  • Parna Mandal (Glasgow)
  • Julia A. Meister (Brighton)
  • Timothy Ostler (Cardiff)
  • Jennifer Power (Bath)
  • Paul Roberts (Birmingham)
  • Arkady Way (Oxford)

The competition is open to early stage or early career researchers, which includes university research students, postgraduates, research assistants, postdocs, research fellows, newly-appointed lecturers, part-time and mature students, returners, those people embarking on a second career, and their equivalent in national, public sector and industrial laboratories, and appropriate final year undergraduate and MSc students, all of whom are engaged in scientific, engineering, technological or medical research.

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee runs the event in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Biology, The Physiological Society and the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (of which INI is a part), with financial support from Dyson, Clay Mathematics Institute, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, Society of Chemical Industry, the Nutrition Society, Institute of Biomedical Science, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, the Biochemical Society and IEEE UK & Ireland Section.

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