What is it like being a 亚博体育 appchemical engineer in Parliament?– Interview with Erin Johnson,Ashok Kumar Fellow 2017年

2017年1月20日,我们宣布化学工程研究生Erin Jo亚博体育 apphnson获得2017年Ashok Kumar奖学金。

The annual Fellowship,由ICHEME和东北英格兰工艺产业集群(NEPIC)共同支持yabo体育 app,provides one 亚博体育 appchemical engineer with the opportunity to work theUK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST)for three months.

During Erin's time at POST she researched and spoke to experts from academia,工业,government and the third sector,关于建筑材料的防火安全。Her research culminated in a briefing note (known as a POSTnote) to support MPs and peers in making evidence-based policy decisions on the subject.

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"It's about valuing diversity",an interview with Dame Judith Hackitt for #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2016

Today is International Women's Day,为了庆祝,我们决定把一位化学工程的女主角——朱迪丝·哈基特夫人放在聚光灯下亚博体育 app。

Judith Hackitt,who was yabo体育 appIChemE's second female president (2013-2014),has had an eventful 2016 so far.The Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),was made Dame in the New Year Honours,and has recently announced her new appointment as Chair at the EEF,the manufacturers organisation.

我们和她坐下来回顾她的职业生涯,and get her perspective on the gender debate,and the future of 亚博体育 appchemical engineering.

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Thanks for joining me today Judith.You have had quite an impressive career.I'm sure you're a bit sick of this question but what was it like to be made a Dame in the New Year's Honours List?

Well on a day-to-day basis it doesn't make any difference,I'm not using the title anywhere and everywhere and insisting people call me Dame Judith!信到的那天我在家,it was first of all a big surprise but also a massive honour.很难形容,但你觉得这很特别。我真的很荣幸能得到这个机会,and it was a delight to write back and say yes,of course I'd accept.

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事实I have spoken before about the importance of making sure that we get our 亚博体育 appchemical engineering voice heard,but I am often shocked when I read stories in the media (particularly those on social media) that have no basis in reality.

It seems to have become the norm for many stories to be perpetuated without even having their basic facts checked.

I have been a close follower of the work ofSense About Sciencefor a while now and was pleased to see the发射Fact Check Central作为一种人们可以用来阅读的媒介,搜索并共享事实检查日志。


亚博体育 appChemical engineering (and other) highlights of 2014 (Day 223)

Once the dust has settled after the merriment and celebration of welcoming in the New Year,it's only natural to reflect on the year that has passed.2014 was a great year for me,full of new experiences and meeting new people,which obviously includes a lot of 亚博体育 appchemical engineers,through my role as yabo体育 appIChemE president.

所以,反思,I'd like to share with you my personal and professional 亚博体育 appchemical engineering highlights of 2014.

1。The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Synthesis Report

Polar bearThe issue of climate change has been top of my agenda for some time,and communicating across the seriousness and urgency needed by our global society to mitigate the effects has been a personal mission of mine.

So, you can imagine my delight when theIPCCpublished theirSynthesis Report.

After all,’It's not just the polar bears at risk‘.The report dismissed the conspiracy that climate change isn't happening,it is real and we need to do something about it,而且快!

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