International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024
To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024, we celebrate two outstanding women scientists who are recipients of our latest Learned Society of Wales medals:
Professor Siwan Davies FLSW received our latest Hoggan Medal, which recognises and celebrates the contribution of outstanding women connected with Wales in the areas of science, medicine, engineering, technology or mathematics. Professor Davies is a Geographer at Swansea University, internationally renowned for driving major breakthroughs in tephrochronology: the detection and chemical analysis of microscopic volcanic ash particles to reconstruct past climate changes.
Professor Aimee Morgans received the Menelaus Medal, awarded for excellence in any field of engineering and technology. Professor Morgans is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Imperial College London. Her research is on sound, flames and aerodynamics, with the aim of making energy generation and transport more environmentally friendly. She obtained MEng and PhD degrees in Engineering at Cambridge University, before joining Imperial College London in 2007.
At our medal award ceremony last autumn, Professor Dame Sue Ion HonFLSW explained why it is important we encourage girls to take an interest in science.