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Innovation award for Liz Bagshaw

1 December 2016

2016 Da Vinci Award winners

On 23 November, Liz Bagshaw competed in the 4th Da Vinci Innovation and Impact Awards organized by Cardiff University School of Engineering. The 15 contestants had the opportunity to showcase their innovative scientific ideas to an audience of staff, students and people from local businesses. Liz gave a lively 3-minute pitch about her work on low cost, water quality sensors. These were developed during a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) project with the help of Jonny Lees and Nyle Parker from the School of Engineering. Liz beat competitors to one of the six prizes. She plans to use the prize money to make some prototype sensors for testing in river catchments in Devon.

You can hear Liz and the other winners being interviewed on BBC Radio Wales’ Science Café . There are further details of the event on the School of Engineering News webpages.

In January 2017, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences will be holding its own Impact and Innovation Awards where staff and postgraduate researchers will be able to bid for money to develop an impact case study or an innovative idea related to their research. Further details will be available soon.

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