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Researchers win places to present posters at SET for Britain 2016

The Division of Analytical & Environmental Science is pleased to announce that Dr Stephanie Wright and Mrs Dima Almekdad have won a competition to present their posters at the final of the 2016 SET for BRITAIN event.

Dima works for science measurement and testing company LGC (who sponsor her PhD). Dima is supervised by Chris Mussel (LGC), Mark Parkin and Leon Barron (King’s).

Stephanie is an MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health Research Fellow. Her research is on the potential for microscopic plastic litter to impact human health.

On presenting her research in Parliament, she said, 'This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with politicians about my research and I hope it inspires constructive discussion concerning policy to help tackle the challenges plastic waste brings. I look forward to representing my institute at such a prestigious event.'

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SET for BRITAIN aims to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians. SET for Britain poster competitions and exhibitions are held in the House of Commons and group the entries into five subject areas: Biological and Biomedical Science; Chemistry; Physics; Engineering; Mathematics.

The event will take place at the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster on Monday, 7 March 2016, sponsored by Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chairman of the SET for BRITAIN organising group of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

Prizes will be awarded for the posters presented in each discipline which best communicate high level science, engineering or mathematics to a lay audience. The Westminster Medal for the overall winner will be awarded in memory of the late Dr Eric Wharton. See the SET for Britain website for further details.