First Maryam Mirzakhani Scholar announced on International Women in Maths Day
12 May 2023
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The first Maryam Mirzakhani Scholar, Marta Bucca, will join Oxford's Mathematics Institute in October. Launched in memory of the Iranian mathematician, the scholarship has been generously supported by founding and principal donor XTX Markets.
Dame Angela McLean named new Chief Scientific Adviser
20 February 2023
Dame Angela will be the first woman to hold the role of Government Chief Scientific Adviser and takes up the post on 1 April.
Professor Marina Jirotka on the need for Responsible Innovation and holding AI accountable
23 January 2023
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Professor of Human Centred Computing, Marina Jirotka, talks to Oxford Profiles about the battle to make tech ethical, sustainable and fair.
University of Oxford Chemist honoured in annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
18 January 2023
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Professor of Physical Chemistry, Susan Perkin, has been named Award Laureate in the 2023 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK. The award comes in recognition of her experimental work using a custom-built instrument – known as the Surface Force Balance – to determine the properties of fluids.
New Oxford scholarship enabled by XTX Markets launches in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani
5 December 2022
A £2.48m gift from XTX Markets has enabled the endowment of a new DPhil scholarship at Oxford, in memory of the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, paving the way for the next generation of female Fields Medallists.
Students take up Black Academic Futures Scholarships thanks to support from 'activist investor’
28 September 2022
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A DPhil candidate in the Department of Materials is amongst three 2022-entry Scholars to embark on postgraduate studies with support from the Black Academic Futures programme, with a fourth Scholar due to join in 2023/24.
Two MPLS Professors elected as Royal Academy of Engineering Fellows
22 September 2022
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Professors Niki Trigoni and David Hills are among 72 leading figures in engineering and technology to be elected as Fellows of The Royal Academy of Engineering this week.
Oxford partners with the Optiver Foundation to launch new international postgraduate scholarship programme for women in STEM
26 August 2022
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The partnership aims to increase the number of women from low- and middle-income countries who take up offers to study Master's programmes in MPLS departments, with the first Optiver Foundation Scholars joining in October 2023.
Engineering student recognised with upReach social mobility award
26 July 2022
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Fourth-year student Anahy Mercado Zambrana has been recognised with an upReach Student Social Mobility Award, awarded annually to ten students from lower socio-economic backgrounds, across the UK, who have excelled in their studies and show great potential for their future careers.
MPLS staff recognised at 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Awards
14 July 2022
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Members of MPLS departments were amongst those recognised at the University's seventh Environmental Sustainability Awards today, hosted by Vice Chancellor, Dame Professor Louise Richardson.
Nadja Yang recognised by Women's Engineering Society with 'Top 50 Women in Engineering - Inventors and Innovators' award
23 June 2022
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DPhil Systems Engineering student, Nadja Yang has been recognised as one of the UK's top 50 women engineers who are creating or significantly improving products or processes to make a difference in the world, on International Women in Engineering Day.
Engineering researcher awarded funding to lead international collaboration on machine-learning for cardiac monitoring
22 June 2022
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Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Dr Tingting Zhu, has been awarded Royal Society funding to lead an international collaboration that aims to develop an open-source platform for cardiac monitoring, using machine-learning.
MPLS student Hannah Rana, who recently completed a DPhil in Engineering, selected for Schmidt Science Fellowship
10 June 2022
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Hannah is one of 29 Schmidt Science Fellows selected this year to receive support for up to two years from Schmidt Futures, working in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, to help advance interdisciplinary research and innovation around major challenges facing humanity.
Dr Bernadette Stolz receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Rising Talent fellowship
25 May 2022
Dr Stolz is a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematical Institute. The Rising Talents Programme is designed to provide flexible and practical financial support, alongside tools and wider support, for early career women scientists to pursue their research.
New Biochemistry Building renamed the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building
5 May 2022
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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin made key contributions to Medical Sciences and was the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Professor Kylie Vincent appointed first Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship
18 May 2021
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This is a new post, which will work in support of the priorities in the University Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and the Knowledge Exchange Strategy, around innovation and entrepreneurship.
Computer scientist Dr Chao Mbogo on her pathbreaking career
2 October 2020
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Dr Mbogo got onto the Masters in Computer Science programme at Oxford with a full scholarship through the Shell Centenary Foundation, and is now Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the Kenya Methodist University and the first ever Kenyan to receive the prestigious OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award earlier this year.