UG Alumna Selected to Present Research Work to UK Parliament

Miss Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey, an Alumna of the University of Ghana has been selected under the prestigious STEM for Britain 2020 programme to present her research findings to the House of Commons during the British Science Week to be held in March this year.

Among thousands of submissions received across Britain, Miss Damptey’s abstract was one of the few selected and she will present her research finding on the “Next Generation Smart Portable Solar Fuel Purification Systems for Local Communities in Ghana”. The young scientist is expected to display a poster at the House of Commons during the Engineering Session.

STEM for Britain, hosted by the House of Commons Parliamentary and Scientific Committee is a poster competition for early-career researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It is a prestigious annual event attended by a significant number of UK’s Members of Parliament.

Prizes will be awarded for posters presented in each discipline which best communicate high level science, engineering or mathematics to a lay audience. Winners of each discipline will be awarded medals with the overall winner receiving the Westminster Medal.

Miss Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey is an Alumna of the University of Ghana. She undertook both Undergraduate and Master’s Degree programmes at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences.  She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Open University in the United Kingdom.

Hearty congratulations to Miss Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey for making the University of Ghana proud.