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Professor Eleanor Stride named as one of the top 50 women in Engineering

Professor of Engineering Science, Eleanor Stride, has been named as one of the top 50 Women in Engineering, which was published in the Daily Telegraph last week to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society, features the UK’s top influential female engineers chosen from almost 900 nominations.

Saul Moorhouse shortlisted for Industrialist of the Year Award

St Catz alum and former member of the SCR (Lecturer in Biochemistry 2011-2013) Saul Moorhouse (2005, Chemistry) has been shortlisted by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the Young Industrialist of the Year Award in 2016. The award recognises individuals who have created significant impact in the chemical industry. Saul was nominated by a colleague at BP for his innovative and valuable contribution to managing the threat of scale formation in the field of oil and gas production.

Zubin Siganporia voted 'Outstanding Tutor' in OUSU Teaching Awards

St Catz Lecturer and Tutor in Maths, Zubin Siganporia (2007, Mathematics), has won the Outstanding Tutor Award in the OUSU Teaching Awards for the Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences category.

With nominations made by students, a panel of judges decided the winners in relation to criteria that included the extent that the tutor’s teaching methods were stimulating and engaging, whether they encourage debate and active learning, the promptness of their feedback and how thoroughly they address students’ concerns.

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Open Seminar

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is holding an open seminar on the subject of, ‘The Media and the Environment: New and Old Challenges’. Chaired by Tom Sheldon, (Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre), there will be a range of participants representing legacy and new media, including Fiona Harvey (Environment Correspondent, The Guardian), Milene Larsson (Senior Reporter, Vice News), Kelly Oakes (Science Editor, BuzzFeed UK) and Alister Doyle (Environment Correspondent, Thomson Reuters).

 

Date: Friday 13th May 2016

 

Time: 5-6.30pm

Hege Larsen wins best oral presentation at Experimental Biology Conference

St Catz DPhil student Hege Larsen (2011, Medical Sciences) won an award for the best oral presentation at the Experimental Biology cross disciplinary conference in San Diego for her talk entitled ‘Dysregulation of cardiac camp in nicotine stimulated sympathetic neuronal-myocyte co-cultures from hypertensive rats: Are sympathetic neurons the primary driver of the autonomic hypertension?’.
 

St Catz Alumni recognised with CBE and Q.C. honours

Vivienne Cox (1977, Chemistry) has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the UK Economy and Sustainability.

Vivienne is former CEO and Vice-President of BP Alternative Energy. From 1996, she managed the development of new business in Central and Eastern Europe, before pulling together all of BP’s trading activities into a single organisation which she led until 2006.

Applications Open for 2017 Wallace Watson Award

St Catz undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for the 2017 Wallace Watson Award, which encourages students to undertake expeditions or travel of a challenging nature, by providing financial assistance. The objective of the initiative is to foster an inner strength of character, an appreciation of other cultures and a broadening of the mind, through helping to ensure opportunities for St Catz students to travel the world.

Catz Exchange Conference

Following on from a highly successful inaugural CatzExchange Conference in February 2015, which brought together over fifty Catz undergraduates, graduates and Fellows, the Catz Exchange conference will take place on Thursday 25th February 2016 (6th week) 3pm-6pm, followed by dinner in hall.
 
A bit of background about CatzExchange:
 

Apply for the Nick Young Award

The Nick Young Award offers a grant of £3,600 to a graduate or alumnus of St Catz for the purpose of undertaking a 12-week work experience placement from Monday 24 April 2017 to Friday 14 July 2017 with Director’s Cut Productions in London. The successful applicant will be part of the production team of the South Bank Sky Arts Awards – please see this flyer for more information.



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