13 May 2022

PhD student wins IOM3 Young Persons' Lecture Competition, UK

PhD Student Lauren Eggleton has won the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) Young Persons Lecture Competition in the UK.

Photo of Lauren Eggleton for the IOM3 young persons' lecturer competition

Organised by IOM3, sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers and Henry Royce Institute, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology, wood science or engineering related subject. 

Candidates compete in a series of heats organised by IOM3 Local Societies, from which regional finalists are selected to compete in the national final. The winner goes on to represent their country in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition.

First prize went to Lauren Eggleton representing the North East with her lecture 'A Sticky Situation: The Contradictory Material Properties of Snail Mucus’. Lauren will go on to represent the UK at the IOM3 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition final in November.

I didn’t see it coming. I thought the other presentations were incredible and I just feel honored the judges felt mine was worthy of winning compared to everybody else as the standard was so high."

Lauren Eggleton

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