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University of London Student Awarded Ford Women in STEM Studies Prize

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Ford Prize for Women in STEM Study 2015 winner - Melissa Matthews

Melissa Matthews accepts the 2015 Ford Prize for Women in STEM Studies from Ford Global Engineering Operations Director Graham Hoare

Ford has announced Melissa Matthews of the University of London as its winner of the 2015 Women in STEM Studies grand prize. The award of £1000 was given to the first year Biomedical student at St. George’s as a means to help support women pursuing degrees in one of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

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“It was motivating to see women in senior positions within Ford Motor Company promoting STEM careers, and I will do my best to inspire the next generation of women in STEM and to encourage all young girls, with a passion for science, to consider a degree within these fields, the opportunities are endless,” said Matthews.

Matthews was presented the prize by Ford Global Engineering Operations Director Graham Hoare. Runners-up and winners of a secondary £250 prize include Zahra Farsijani (Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London), Alice Goodwin (Aerospace Engineering, Swansea University), and Zoe Slattery (Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, Imperial College).

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