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Two Southampton academics are winners of the 2016 WiSET awards

Published: 4 May 2016
Spurrell and Pau
Both ladies will receive £250 and a WiSET trophy for their outstanding contributions

Jessica Spurrell and Dr Reena Pau have been presented with the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) Annual Award for 2016.

The award was presented at this year’s WiSET Campbell Lectures held on Wednesday 27 April, for their outstanding contributions to outreach with particular emphasis on supporting women students and increasing the visibility of women in STEM.

Jessica Spurrell is a postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. She is in the process of writing up her PhD thesis in superconducting power transmission at the Institute of Cryogenics. 

She received the WiSET Award for her enthusiasm and keen participation in outreach and national women’s events. 

As the Outreach and Diversity Officer for Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), Reena Pau has been very effective at developing an original and highly effective outreach programme, connecting with a large and growing network of schools.

Each recipient of a WiSET Award receives £250 and a trophy. Nominations are made each year to the WiSET Steering Group stating why a candidate should receive an award.

They are reviewed for exceptional contributions to the recruitment and advancement of women in academia through outreach activities, mentoring, providing networking opportunities, raising awareness and supporting the professional development and promotion of women in academia. These contributions should be above and beyond the role expected of the individual.


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