Shemaiah Weekes, 32, a PhD researcher in the Energy Research Institute at the University of Leeds, attended Parliament on Monday 18 March to present his research poster to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) for Britain.
Shemaiah’s poster, ‘Catching the Wind’, which describes his research on low-cost tools for assessing the wind energy resource, was judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.
SET for Britain is a poster competition in the House of Commons - involving approximately 180 early stage or early career researchers - judged by professional and academic experts. All presenters are entered into either the engineering, the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences (chemistry), or the physical sciences (physics) session, depending on their specialism.
Shemaiah was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament in the Engineering session of the competition. His work is supervised by is Prof. Alison Tomlin of the Energy Research Institute at the University of Leeds.