Supporting early career talent.
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This year’s STEM for Britain will take place on 8th March 11am-1pm online. The event, which has been organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee and held in Parliament since 1997, is a major scientific poster competition and exhibition. The aim of the event, which is chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair, Parliamentary & Scientific Committee, is to give members of Parliament an insight into the outstanding research work being done in UK universities by early-career researchers.
Several awards will be presented at the event. These will include the Westminster Medal supported by SCI in honour of former London SCI Group Chair and founder of SET for Britain, which is now STEM for Britain, Dr Eric Wharton. The Medal is presented each year to the early career scientist with the best poster at the event. Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, founder of Genius Foods and a member of SCI’s Board of Trustees, will represent SCI on the Westminster Medal judging panel, along with Stephen Metcalf MP, Sue Wharton and Stephen Benn, Vice-President Parliamentary & Scientific Committee.
The event will be supported virtually by Parliamentarians including those Members of Parliament whose constituents have been shortlisted to present their posters. Members of SCI’s London Group will also be in attendance. A face-to-face awards ceremony is scheduled to take place during December 2021.
For more on this event, which is invitation only, visit STEM for Britain 2021