Former Neale Wade student is awarded for being a top achieving woman in science student

Former Neale Wade student Isobel Mawby has been named a leading female scientist

Former Neale Wade student Isobel Mawby has been named a leading female scientist - Credit: Archant

A former Neale Wade student has been awarded a women into science prize and praised for being among the top performing students in her year at university.

Isobel Mawby has been awarded one of Ede and Ravenscroft’s prestigious women into science prizes for her exceptional academic performance.

She said: “I feel very happy to have been acknowledged and rewarded for my hard work.

“I am proud of myself and of my success, and feel encouraged to keep achieving in future years. The prize money will enable me to buy textbooks and resources for my degree, meaning I have less financial stress which is a great relief.”

The £1,000 prize rewards female students for their academic achievement in science subjects in which they have been traditionally underrepresented.

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Izzie has enjoyed the opportunity to explore her interests and hone her mathematical skills.

She said: “I definitely enjoyed the quantum physics module the most.

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“This is because the module was taught in a chronological order, which showed the breakdown of classical physics and the development of modern physics which was interesting to understand.

“I really enjoyed learning about the Schrödinger equation and how it can be used to gain information on a certain situation. The module had a high mathematical content, which was fun and it was good to be able to use the mathematics that I had learnt throughout the year.”

She chose to study at Lancaster University mainly because of the high quality physics department and because she was interested in the research that they undertake.

“The best thing about my degree programme is that I am able to study the specific branch of physics which I enjoy most, theoretical physics, and this makes my degree more interesting.”

The prizes are awarded by Ede & Ravenscroft, who supply robes to Lancaster University students during graduation..

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