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Photo of Smarti Reel , Charlotte Robinson  and Amel Bennaceur





In photo (l-r): Smarti Reel , Charlotte Robinson and Amel Bennaceur

Women in STEM at the OU present research at London Hopper

Amel Bennaceur (RA on the ‘Adaptive Security and Privacy’ project), Smarti Reel (PhD student in ‘3D Multiview Image Inpainting’) and Charlotte Robinson (PhD student in ‘Developing Technologies to support Canine Support Workers’) were among 14 researchers selected to present their research in the finals of the Research Spotlight at the 11th London Hopper Colloquium in May.
Charlotte, who was awarded the first prize - which includes £100, a year long BCS membership, was also invited to speak at next year's Hopper event.
According to Smarti, the event "was indeed a great experience and provided great networking opportunity”.


Soapbox Science London

Lucia Marchetti (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Astronomy Discipline) has been selected for the Soapbox Science event in London, 30th May 2015 (2-5 pm, Southbank).

This is a novel outreach public platform for promoting science and, in particular, women in science and is supported by the L'Oreal foundation, the Zoological Foundation in London and STFC. Read more


Tamsin Edwards Selected to Display Poster at the House of CommonsPhoto of Tamsin Edwards, Lecturer in Environment

Tamsin Edwards, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, has been selected to display her poster at the House of Commons at SET for Britain, a poster competition at Westminster for early-career researchers.
The overall aim of SET for Britain is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research and R&D.
Tasmin will display her poster on 9th March in the Physical Sciences (Physics) Session from 3.00pm – 5.30pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Professor Gwyneth Stallard Receives OBE

Photo of OU Maths Professor Gwyneth Stallard

Congratulations to Professor Gwyneth Stallard (MCT) who has been recognised in the New Year Honours, OBE , for services to Higher Education.

Professor Stallard is one of the UK’s top Pure Maths professors and was awarded her honour for the leading role she has played at a national level in advancing women's careers in mathematics.

OU Science Professor Monica Grady Celebrates Rosetta Landing

Professor Monica Grady was among the OU scientists celebrating the November 2014 announcement that the Rosetta Space Mission succeeded in its attempt to touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko following an epic 6.4 billion kilometre journey through the solar system lasting ten years. Professor Grady is a member of the probe's scientific team of OU researchers who have contributed to and developed a number of instruments onboard Philae, including Ptolemy, which will analyse samples from the sub-surface of comet and tell us what the comet is made of.

To hear Professor Grady's thoughts on what we can learn from this historic landing,  watch Monica's BBC Hardtalk interview here.