Gemma Bale wins Postgraduate Student Award for Engineering Engagement

Congratulations to Gemma Bale, a UCL PhD student who is the winner of the Postgraduate Student category at the Provost's UCL Engineering Engagement Awards!

Gemma Bale, a UCL CDT PhD student in the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory supervised by Dr Illias Tachtsidis has won a top Prize for her contribution towards promoting engineering engagement. 

Two CDT supervisors from UCL also picked up awards for their hard-work, passion and commitment to engineering engagement at the inaugural Provost’s Engineering Engagement Awards, lead by UCL Provost and President Professor Michael Arthur and Dean of Engineering Science, Professor Anthony Finkelstein.

Dr Benn Thomsen won the "Academic / Research Staff (Grade 8+)" category and Dr Sally Day came runner-up in the same category. Dr Thomsen, is an experienced communicator who has taken the lead in many engagement activities. He is currently working with UNLOC students on a series of experiments to take to the London Big Bang Fairs in July 2015.

The Provost's Engineering Engagement Awards celebrate the work that the staff and students of UCL's Faculty of Engineering Sciences put into communicating their research to children and young people. They aim to recognise those whose engagement work is particularly high-quality or innovative in nature.


Dr Elpida Makrygianni, Faculty Engineering Education Developer & Coordinator, who organised the Awards, said: “Congratulations to your department for doing such fantastic work for engineering engagement with young people and schools over the past year. What your staff and students have achieved is really outstanding.”