SPHERE Highly commended at Engagement Awards
15th Oct 2015
SPHERE's Dress/Sense competition has been highly commended at the 2014/15 Engagement Awards. The annual competition is run by the University’s Centre for Public Engagement. Awards are given for outstanding achievement in engagement and researchers at any stage of their careers may participate.
The Dress/Sense programme, led by Professor Ian Craddock, was highly commended for raising student interest in the area of healthcare technology and generating novel research ideas around its application. As part of public engagement run by the SPHERE project, Dress/Sense was designed and led by researchers and supported by the University senior team, industry partners and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. School students, undergraduates and postgraduates took part, and the team is seeking to repeat the project regionally or nationally.
Commending the project, the judges noted the collaborative format of the engagement and the focus on tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects.
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