Hurrah for Hephzi!

Hephzi collects her RSB award

Hephzi collects her RSB award

Congratulations to skin biology researcher, ScienceGrrl member and ScienceGrrl Essex chapter lead Hephzi Tagoe, who was awarded with the New Researcher Prize by the Royal Society of Biology last week at an awards ceremony celebrating excellence in science communication.

The award was given for her commitment to science communication, in particular her Shaping Healthy Attitudes and Protecting the Environment project. Founded by Hephzi, this project connects high school students in Ghana with scientists to investigate the impacts of environmental pollutants on community health and helps design innovative social solutions.

Hephzi said “The award means so much to me especially because the Royal Society of Biology was instrumental to my growth in the sector. I hope I can continue to encourage other young people and particularly young girls to pursue STEM related careers”.

For more on the award, click here.