Helen Parker was awarded both a gold medal and the overall prize for Physics during March’s STEM for BRITAIN showcase for early career researchers.
STEM for BRITAIN exists to raise the profile of Britain’s early-stage researchers at Westminster by engaging Members of both Houses of Parliament with current science, engineering and mathematics research being undertaken in the UK, though a national poster competition.
Helen, a PhD student with Proteus and OPTIMA Centre for Doctoral Training, was judged to be the top contributor amongst 180 finalists during this year’s competition, held on Monday 12th March. She was awarded first prize for the Physics category, and received the Cavendish Medal and a cash prize of £2000. Not stopping there, she went on to be announced as the overall winner of the 2018 event, and was awarded the Westminster Medal.