After all their inspiring work the winners of QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony held in The Octagon last night.
8 February 2017
The event recognised outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations within the university.
Forty-two projects were showcased across fifteen awards demonstrating the exceptional work taking place at QMUL.
Opened by Professor Simon Gaskell, QMUL President and Principal, the prizes were presented by members of the QMUL senior executive, Lucy Hawking and Bruce Dickinson, under the stewardship of Matt Parker, Maths Comedian and QMUL Public Engagement Fellow.
Finalists included co-produced film projects, museum exhibitions, performance-led social action and innovative media campaigns, academic innovation and student enterprise.
The winners are as follows (for full details head here):
Inspire Award winners:
Digesting Science - Alison Thomson, Harriet Smith, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science
Involve Award joint-winners:
PILI - Sophie Harman, School of Politics and International Relations
Steve Reich’s Clapping Music - Marcus Pearce, Samantha Duffy, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Interact Award winners:
Child Migrant Stories - Ethnie Nightingale, School of Geography ; Teresa Hare-Duke, V&A Museum of Childhood ; Mitch Harris, Mitch Harris Films ; Linh Vu
Influence Award winners:
The Verbatim Formula - Maggie Inchley, Sylvan Baker, School of English and Drama; Sadhvi Dar, School of Business and Management
The Hawking Award for Developed Understanding of Public Engagement:
Awarded to People's Palace Projects
The Garriott Award for Leadership in Public Engagement:
Awarded to Paul Edlin, Director of Music
Best Opinion/ Comment Piece winner:
Best Published Research Campaign winner:
QMUL Media star joint-winners:
Lars Chittka and Carla Valentine
Academic Commercial Enterprise winner:
Vision Semantics Limited
Academic Non-Commercial Enterprise winner:
Proof of Concept Project winner:
Locomotion System for a Robotic Active Capsule Endoscope
The Bruce Dickinson Award for Academic Entrepreneur of the Year winner:
Dr Hamit Soyel
Entrepreneurial Student of the Year winner:
Most Promising Student Business of the Year winner:
For media information, contact:Rupert Marquand