The third SEPnet Public Engagement Awards were held on Wednesday 29 November 2017. The ceremony was a fantastic opportunity to showcase amazing Public Engagement projects and practitioners from across the region.
Awards were were given out in six categories. For some awards the competition was very close, leading to other nominees being awarded a highly commended certificate.
The winners were:
Innovation Project Award
Winner – Tactile Universe, Portsmouth
Stargazing +, Oxford
Walk-In Quantum Computer Installation, Sussex
Collecting the award are the project team, Dr Coleman Krawczyk, Dr Nic Bonne, Dr Karen Masters and Raffles. Dr Jen Gupta couldn’t make the presentation.
Impact Project Award
Winner – Research In Schools, QMUL
Collecting the award is project lead Dr Martin Archer.
Winner – Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé, QMUL
Dr Suzie Sheehy, Oxford
Prof Winfried Hensinger, Sussex
Winner – Emma Osborne, Southampton
Lucy Newnham, Portsmouth
Dr Michelle Collins, Surrey
Sophie Bashforth, RHUL
Winner – Dr Karen Masters, Portsmouth
Suzie Sheehy, Oxford
Research Group Award
Winner – Centre for Particle Physics, RHUL
Optical Engineering & Quantum Photonics Group, Southampton.
Collecting the award are representatives, Sophie Bashforth, Anna Christodoulou, Dr Stephen Gibson, Prof Stewart Boogert, Andrey Abramov
Other photographs from the event can be found here.
The panel was formed by Public Engagement experts from outside the SEPnet region, who weren’t Physics focused, and representatives from the IOP and RAS Outreach & Public Engagement teams. They were extremely impressed with the standard of nominations. There were many difficult decisions and it came down to splitting hairs. Thanks to all members of the panel for taking the time to review all the nominees.
A big thank-you to all those who submitted a nomination and hearty congratulations to all the winners.