- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
The 2013 WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) awards were held in the Science Museum, Kensington, London.
“The WISE Campaign aims to support and inspire the talent of individual females in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) and the organisations that support them. Next year is the 30th Anniversary of the WISE campaign which has grown over the years .”
“The WISE Awards highlight the outstanding contributions women make to STEM with the aim of encouraging more women to enter into these professional fields. The shortlist and winners for each award demonstrates the impressive and inspiring work women are undertaking. I was delighted to sit with Dr Anne Young, nominee for the WISE Enterprise and Innovation Award, who was the first female reader at University College London’s Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Eastman Dental Institute. Dr Young has three patents and has secured around £1.5 million to develop materials that will replace tooth pain and decay. Dr Young was highly commended in the category for a talented female innovator, inventor or entrepreneur for her development of innovative material for tooth and bone repair.”
“Below is a list of women scientists recognized in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.”
WISE Media Award – It is Rocket Science
A Radio 4 stand up comedy show presented by women which aims to champion lesser known people involved in the advancement of space science.
WISE Advisor Award – Kathryn Boulton-Pratt
As Assistant Head of Science at Sheffield High School she has sworked to improve results with more girls choosing science A levels and over 40% going on to study a STEM subject at University.
WISE Girl Award – Saheefa Ishaq
At only 13 she speaks eloquently to local media about her passion for sciences and has travelled to Phoenix, Arizona to exhibit her prize winning science project.
WISE Lifetime Achievement Award – Professor Elizabeth Kuipers
Pioneer of psychological therapies for psychosis which reduces stays in hospital, promotes recovery and helps people with serious mental illness stay well for longer. Elizabeth has been a role model in combining a successful clinical and academic career with family life in what remains, at senior level, a male dominated profession.
For more information about WISE please visit their website: http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/