Mark Prisk MP met local scientist Louie Corpe at STEM for BRITAIN, a poster competition in the House of Commons involving over 200 early stage or early career researchers organized by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee.
Louie from Bishop’s Stortford was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament and his poster on research about the Higgs Boson was judged by professional and academic experts against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.
Mark Prisk MP said:
“I enjoyed meeting Louie today and found his work fascinating. I wish him every success in the future.”
“These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and STEM for BRITAIN is a great opportunity to meet them and learn about their work.
Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee and Science & Technology Committee (Commons) said:
“Today’s event is a two-way process designed to strengthen the dialogue between Parliament and the science and engineering community. Many colleagues in the House of Commons will meet researchers who live and work in their constituencies and will forge links and cultivate their contact in the future.”
“I hope they will be invited to visit laboratories or companies to see research at first hand. I also hope that researchers can increase their awareness of how Parliament deals with science and STEM issues and learn about the political process. Perhaps in future years some will return as Members of Parliament themselves. Both Parliament and Government benefit from having scientific expertise within their ranks.”