Congratulations to Dr Jess Wade, CPE PhD alumnus and postdoc in the Physics Department, on winning the IOM3 Robert Perrin Award 2017!
Robert Perrin Medal
To recognise an outstanding and sustained commitment, from an individual working in university or industry, to outreach activity covering Materials Science and Technology and targeted at 11-19 year old students. The award is supported jointly with the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers.
Dr Jess Wade
Jess completed her PhD in Physics at Imperial College under the supervision of Prof Ji-Seon Kim. She is now a postdoctoral researcher in Prof Alasdair Campbell's group.
While doing her PhD Jess established the Women in Physics community and helped to write the Department of Physics' Athena Swan application. She worked with the Girls' Day School Trust and IOP Girls in Physics project to support teachers and empower students to study physics A-Level. She delivered weekly STEAM engineering classes at Wimbledon primary and sixth form revision classes at Wimbledon High School. Jess established Greenlight4Girls where 200 girls took part in 18 different workshops from a host of organisations. In early 2017 she arranged the regional Big Bang Fair at Sutton Grammar School (SGS), which was attended by 1,000 students. She won a RAEng grant to hold a two-day engineering hackathon for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2015 she won I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here, the IOP's Early Career Physics Communicator award, and the Department of Physics Research Symposium communication award. Jess is on the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Young Women's Board (WYWB) and Women's Engineering Society (WES) centenary committee to promote effective engineering educational initiatives for young women.
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