9 Mar 2016
Engineers take their research to Parliament
Loughborough Engineers, Ian Scotland and Daniela Codeglia, presented their research to politicians and a panel of expert judges at Parliament on Monday.
The event was part of SET for Britain, an initiative that encourages, supports and promotes Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians.
Engineering Doctorate, Ian, and PhD researcher, Daniela, were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament as part of SET for Britain’s poster competition.
Ian’s entry explored his research into re-using waste materials for infrastructure embankments. Daniela presented her research about the development of a system for the early detection of rock slope collapses.
Their posters were judged against the work of dozens of other scientists and engineers before the winners were revealed in a prize-giving ceremony.
On presenting her research in Parliament, Daniela said: “This event is an excellent opportunity to disseminate my research at a national level. I believe that events of this nature greatly encourage the dialogue with a wider non-academic audience.”