Category Archives: 2019 speakers blog

Improving Women’s Urogenital Health: Meet Cat Czyrnyj

In June 2019, the organizing team for Soapbox Science Ottawa had the pleasure of visiting the McLean Lab where Soapbox Science speaker, Cat Czyrnyj works. Upon arrival at the lab, we were welcomed by Cat, her supervising professor Dr. Linda … Continue reading

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It is important to have role models that can be humanised: Meet Cristina Alexandru

Cristina Alexandru is a PhD student in the engineering department at the University of Exeter where she carries out research on wireless power transfer technologies. Here she writes about how a talk at a conference attended by approximately 20,000 women … Continue reading

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Why science outreach matters: Meet Cassie Sims

Cassie Sims  is a PhD student at Rothamsted Research and the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on insect olfaction – how insects can smell – and specific proteins found in their olfactory systems. You can catch Cassie on her … Continue reading

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Just be yourself!: Meet Raheeg Alamin

Raheeg Alamin is a lecturer at Sudan University of Science and Technology and is currently doing a PhD degree in aerospace engineering at Cranfield University. After she finished her undergraduate studies in aeronautical engineering, she worked for a year in … Continue reading

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From Astronomy to Biology: Meet Vasthi Alonso

Dr Vasthi Alonso works at Rothamsted Research as a post-doctoral research scientist. Her main interests focus on the development of mathematical and epidemiological models for the monitoring, detection and control of diseases in plants, crops and trees. She has a … Continue reading

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STEM in Academia and Industry – navigating from one to another: Meet Rosti Readioff 

Dr Rosti Readioff (@Dr_Rosti), Postdoctoral research associate, Keele University, is taking part in Soapbox Science Stoke-on-Trent on 6th July with the talk: “From Silly Putty to Human Body”         I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at Keele University, … Continue reading

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I never knew science was for me, for everyone: Meet Kelly Jowett

  Kelly Jowett is a PhD student at the University of Reading and based at Rothamsted Research. Her work investigates the distribution of beneficial beetles in farm landscapes and how they can help us move towards efficient natural pest control … Continue reading

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Be like water: Meet Natalia Jawiarczy

Natalia obtained an MSc in Biotechnology from Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland, majoring in environmental biotechnology. She did her second Master’s in Industrial and Agrifood Biotechnology at Almeria University in Spain, where she majored in industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing, … Continue reading

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Network and support each other: Meet Barbara Kunz

Dr Barbara Kunz is a research project officer working in the geochemistry lab of the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University (OU). Her work focuses on analysing samples with a machine called a Laser Ablation … Continue reading

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Ripples become waves: Meet Andrea Momblanch

Andrea is a post-doctoral researcher in the Cranfield Water Science Institute at Cranfield University. She graduated as a civil engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain, and specialised in water resources engineering during her MSc and PhD, also … Continue reading

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