24-year-old Camilla Stitt from Bembridge, a final year PhD student at the Interface Analysis Centre, University of Bristol, is attending Parliament to present her physics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain.
Camilla’s poster on research about understanding the chemical reactions of uranium in our current civil nuclear waste will be judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.
Camilla was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament.
SET for Britain is a poster competition in the House of Commons – involving approximately 210 early stage or early career researchers – judged by professional and academic experts. All presenters are entered into either the engineering, the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences (chemistry), the physical sciences (physics) session, or the mathematics session, depending on the researcher’s specialism.
Speaking about her poster, Miss Stitt has said:
“My poster represents 3 years of research on nuclear waste. I’m really honored to be able to share with MPs the newest and most innovative technological approaches used to investigate nuclear waste.”
Andrew Miller MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, said:
“This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country’s best young researchers.
“These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and SET for Britain is politicians’ best opportunity to meet them and understand their work.”
Camilla’s research has been entered into the Physics session of the competition, which will end in a gold, silver and bronze prize-giving ceremony.
Judged by leading academics, the gold medalist receives £3,000, while silver and bronze receive £2,000 and £1,000 respectively.