Author Archives: Isla Watton

Fascinating flying machines: Meet Simone Weber

Simone Weber is seconded from Airbus Helicopters UK to do a PhD in the School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. Whilst doing her PhD she is also the Technology Integration Manager, responsible for combining the technical aspects … Continue reading

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Bringing Soapbox to Windsor: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Weather!

By Dr. Rosa-Maria Ferraiuolo Why We Brought Soapbox to Windsor… Hosting an event for the first time in a city that has never heard of it before is a very scary task. Only a handful of people in Windsor have heard … Continue reading

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The time of the stereotypical stuffy academic is over!: Meet Jennifer Rudd

Dr Jennifer Rudd (@jruddchemist)has always been interested in applied science and travelling. She spent her Masters year in Germany, followed by a PhD in Switzerland. Dr Rudd then received a Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and spent 18 months … Continue reading

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Hunting Viruses: Meet Alyson Kelvin

By Dr Alyson Kelvin Soapbox Science Halifax is coming up quickly. In my previous post, I introduced myself as a virologist, and I discussed the purpose of Soapbox Science and the importance of supporting women in STEM. As I look forward … Continue reading

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Getting hands-on and practical with engineering: Meet Eimear O’Hara

Eimear O’Hara (@Eimear_Ohara) is a PhD Student at NUI Galway, who is taking part in Soapbox Science Galway on 7th July with the talk: “Developing new materials for cleaner, greener and cheaper power generation”            SS: How did you … Continue reading

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Sharing the charm of science: Meet Sezsy Yusuf

Sezsy Yusuf is a PhD researcher in School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing, Cranfield University. She moves to Cranfield, UK  with her family  to start her PhD in September 2015, with the funding from the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education. … Continue reading

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A wanderlust for the mountains: Meet Eleni Wood

Eleni is a geologist and PhD researcher at the Open University studying how mountain ranges recycle rocks during continental collision. She’s currently investigating how a suite of rocks that were buried at more than 50 km depth beneath the Himalaya … Continue reading

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From identifying satellites through a telescope as a child to using the data they collect to measure spinning stars: Meet Heidi Thiemann

  Heidi Thiemann is finishing the first year of her PhD at The Open University. Her research focuses on creating a cross-match between observations of stars that vary in brightness in the optical and X-ray wavelengths to study the relationship … Continue reading

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Creativity and science: meet Sophie Budge

Sophie Budge is a PhD researcher at the University of Cranfield Water Science Institute. She looks at the effect of exposure to bacteria on growth in infants in Ethiopia. Sophie will be on her soapbox at Soapbox Science Milton Keynes … Continue reading

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Science should not just be shared with scientists: Meet Alison Connolly

Alison Connolly is a PhD candidate in the School of Physics at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. Alison is an exposure scientist conducting research on how professional gardeners in Ireland may be exposed to the chemicals they work … Continue reading

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