Friday, 23 November 2018

An engineering student from The University of Western Australia has been presented with the Thomas Clarkson medal at The Global Undergraduate Summit in Dublin, Ireland.

Michaela Taylor-Williams is the global winner in the Engineering category for her paper “Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fibre-based Needle Probes for Raman Spectroscopy of Biological Tissue.”

A group of the world’s top performing students gathered in Dublin to take part in the 3-day conference where students from 60 universities, 19 countries and 25 different categories gathered to collaborate and share research.

Students presented their work from the 25 different categories showcasing this year’s top undergraduate work from across the sciences, humanities, business and the creative arts.

Executive Director of UA, Dr Garret Maher said the summit was about much more than highlighting the top 150 contributors.

“It encourages cross-discipline collaboration, helps young students understand their responsibility to engage in issues of global importance and encourages debate in an atmosphere of solidarity,” he said.

“This experience will contribute to how they conduct their professional lives in the future.”

The Global Winners received the Thomas Clarkson Gold Medal, named after the man who was described by the poet, Samuel Coleridge as ‘a moral steam engine’.

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