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15 May 2019

Don't miss out on the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture

Don't forget, the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture takes place today (Wednesday 15 May), and places are still available. 

The lecture starts at 2pm and will take place in WPT0.02 (West Park Teaching Hub), with light refreshments served beforehand from 1.30pm. It is free to attend.

This year welcomes Dr Suzanne Imber, an inspiring space scientist who has worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and won the 2017 BBC2 series, Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Dr Imber will discuss her journey to becoming a space scientist, and how advances in the space industry will change our everyday lives.

From 3.15pm, there will also be a series of short presentations about gender by researchers from a variety of disciplines at Loughborough.

Dr Imber’s main research interest is the study of the interaction of the solar wind with the planetary magnetospheres of the Earth and Mercury. Her goal is to understand how energy and momentum are transferred to the Earth’s system from the solar wind, and what implications this has on the internal dynamics of the magnetosphere.

The Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture series aims to raise the profile of women working in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics background, by showing some of the brightest and most inspiring individuals.

It is part of the University’s Athena SWAN activities. Athena SWAN is a national programme that recognises the work undertaken to address gender equality and support the future careers of women.

Book your place online here