Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough met constituent Claire Donoghue who was in Parliament as a finalist of the SET for Britain 2014 poster competition. The competition was for the best posters in different categories, by early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists.
Claire, who studies at Imperial College London writes software which predicts osteoarthritis for early treatment. Her presentation won the silver prize in the Engineering category.
Elspeth Ritchie, who works for Lonza on the Bath Road, was also exhibiting her research at the event.
Fiona said, “Two posters from Slough were selected for the finals, where fewer than 100 posters were exhibited. This competition identifies the future leaders of science, technology and engineering. It’s great that both finalists from Slough were women, showing that these traditionally male fields of study are being conquered by women. I hope they inspire local girls to follow their lead.”
The event was sponsored by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Commons Science & Technology Committee.