The Royal Society is awarding Professor Danielle George the prestigious Michael Faraday Prize.

The award is given to scientists and engineers who show unparalleled dedication and excellence in communicating science to audiences beyond the traditional science and academic community.

Professor George, who is Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester, and a Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, said: “I always say that everything is engineered in our imagination but I never imagined I’d be awarded such an accolade! I’m deeply honoured.”

The academic is a huge advocate of making science accessible to anyone everyone outside academia and has m she added: “I’m so passionate about raising public awareness of the positive impact engineering has all aspects of our everyday lives and highlighting to young people the immense depth and breadth of opportunities a career in engineering can offer.”

The latest accolade is just another in a long line awarded to Prof George for her dedication in getting anyone and everyone interested in science.

Previous awards include Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for public promotion of Engineering and being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to engineering through public engagement.

Danielle is also an Ambassador for the BBC Learning Science campaign and President of the Association for Science and Education for 2017. She is also on the National Advisory Group for the Future Teaching Scholars Programme.

The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS, the influential inventor and electrical pioneer who was prominent in the public communication of science and founded the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution.


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