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The winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for mathematics in the annual STEM for BRITAIN awards 2022 were announced on 7 March 2022 at a prize-giving ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster.

The three winners – Desislava Ivanova (University of Oxford, Bronze), Teresa Bautista (King’s College London, Silver) and Matthew Tointon (University of Bristol, Gold) – were picked from 20 selected finalists and were awarded cash prizes ranging from £750 to £1,500 in value. Full details of the research presented in the final’s poster session can be found below.

STEM for BRITAIN aims to “help politicians understand more about the UK’s thriving science and engineering base and rewards some of the strongest scientific and engineering research being undertaken in the UK”. Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee, sponsors of the mathematics awards said:

“The Parliamentary & Scientific Committee is delighted to sponsor the mathematics awards.  This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country’s best young researchers. These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and STEM for BRITAIN is politicians’ best opportunity to meet them and understand their work.”

The Isaac Newton Institute – which provided support to the event – would like to congratulate not just Desislava, Teresa and Matthew on their awards, but all 20 of the mathematics finalists, and the further 100 finalists in the Biosciences, Chemistry, Engineering and Physics categories also. The level and passion of research on display was of inspirational quality, and we wish each of them the greatest success in the promising careers which lie ahead.

More information can be seen on this INI webpage. 


Photo Credit: STEM for BRITAIN