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An alumna of the University of Ghana, Miss Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey is set present her research findings to the House of Commons in the UK during the British Science Week which will be held in March this year.

Miss Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey was selected under the presitgious STEM for Britain 2020 programme.

She will present her research finding on the topic: “Next Generation Smart Portable Solar Fuel Purification Systems for Local Communities in Ghana”.

According to a report by the University of Ghana, among thousands of submissions received across Britain, Miss Damptey’s abstract was one of the few selected.

The young scientist is expected to display a poster at the House of Commons during the Engineering Session.

STEM for Britain, hosted by the House of Commons Parliamentary and Scientific Committee is a poster competition for early-career researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It is a prestigious annual event attended by a significant number of UK’s Members of Parliament.

Prizes will be awarded for posters presented in each discipline which best communicate high level science, engineering or mathematics to a lay audience. Winners of each discipline will be awarded medals with the overall winner receiving the Westminster Medal.

Miss Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey is an Alumna of the University of Ghana. She undertook both Undergraduate and Master’s Degree programmes at the Department of Material Science and Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences.  She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Open University in the United Kingdom.



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