Talking Engineering and Sustainability with Misha Patel
13 June 2022 - All
As part of the Diversity and Inclusion lecture programme, we were very lucky to welcome Misha Patel recently. Misha is not only doing a DPhil in Engineering at the University of Oxford, but she also is an advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion at the university. She gave a fascinating and thought-provoking talk in which she discussed her exciting research as well as how she discovered her passion for Engineering and Sustainability. She has gathered a wealth of experience in her career including working at the robotics company InnoTecUK, where she worked on a project focusing on modelling the motion of the human knee. We were also able to hear about her exciting year-long exchange at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.
It was very interesting to hear about Misha’s research on Tidal Stream Energy and its importance in maintaining a sustainable future. She left us with some valuable advice at the end of her presentation: whatever we decide to pursue in the future, we should be passionate about it. It was very clear from her previous words that she had taken this advice herself. As a representative of Women in STEM, Misha is a true inspiration for all of the young scientists at Wycombe Abbey, and I would like to thank Misha for coming and sharing her experiences.
Teacher of Maths and Diversity and Inclusion Lead
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